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'Enduring Conviction - Fred Korematsu and His Quest for Justice' next up in Words Writers series | West Seattle Herald / White Center News Skip to Main Content Area Sunday, February 19, 2017 | Overcast, light rain, 42.8 °F search Letters Sign in Subscribe Contact Us Front Page News Features Sports Opinion Police Blotter 24 unit efficiency apartment building proposed for 41st SW A Land Use application has been filed with Seattle DPD for the ... Westside-O-Rama West Seattle Entertainment Guide Admiral Theater 2343 California Ave. S.W. 938-3456 Movie ... West Seattle girls make Sea-King final By Tim Clinton SPORTS EDITOR For the second Saturday in a row ... Amanda's View: Opportunity to be By Amanda Knox   I remember how Don Saulo, the chaplain at ... Police Blotter Week of 2-6-17 Assault suspect leaves rabbit at scene of crime Officers were ... News 24 unit efficiency apartment building proposed for 41st SW 'Enduring Conviction - Fred Korematsu and His Quest for Justice' next up in Words Writers series Councilmember Herbold on Delridge Action Plan Tour Follow Up UPDATE: Highland Park Way reopened Equipment failure knocks out power for nearly 5000 around Alki Point; Power restored quickly Barnes Lake Killer Whale Rescue presentation set for Feb. 23 Westside Awards looking for nominees; Awards ceremony is May 4 Hewitt will show plans for PCC site redevelopment at special Admiral Neighborhood meeting Evergreen High School holding public forum to introduce Principal candidates Feb. 15 SLIDESHOW: Alki Homestead remake taking shape; No completion date set but repairs are well underway Seattle Parks seeking your input on new Highpoint Play Area playground equipment On the Go Week of 2-13-17 National Weather Service issues Wind Advisory; Gusts up to 50 mph are expected Seattle’s Neighbor Day celebration invites you to indulge in random acts of kindness Feb. 11 Design Review meeting on four story 108 unit mixed use bldg set for Mar. 2 King County among the first in the nation to achieve a global milestone in the fight against HIV/AIDS Landslide on Vashon causing delays OBITUARY: Verda R. Hansberry 1919 ~ 2017 West Seattle Food Bank gets new 'Shopping' model going Audrey Zemke leaving as Operations Manger of White Center Food Bank West Seattle Helpline gets new location and more space for 'Clothesline' free clothing store Surprise snowstorm dents local blood supply, donations urged UPDATE: Power outage and bus delays as snow storm snarls the community JuNO Land Use Committee to city: Include apartments In upcoming HALA outreach On the Go Week of 2-6-17 'Enduring Conviction - Fred Korematsu and His Quest for Justice' next up in Words Writers series 02/17/2017 information from SWSHS Professor Lorraine Bannai presents her new book, "Enduring Conviction - Fred Korematsu and His Quest for Justice" Friday, Mar. 3rd at Barnes & Noble/Westwood Knowing that the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II was a fundamental denial of basic human rights, a young attorney, Lori Bannai, helped vindicate a Japanese American man who resisted F.D.R.'s Executive Order. She has now written a book about him, his wartime case, and how, decades later, he won a measure of justice for himself and the Japanese American community - Enduring Conviction: Fred Korematsu and His Quest for Justice (published by University of Washington Press (2015)). Bannai combines insider knowledge of the case with extensive archival research, personal letters, and interviews with Korematsu, his family, and close friends. She uncovered the inspiring story of a humble, soft-spoken man who fought tirelessly against human rights abuses long after he was exonerated. The Southwest Seattle Historical Society sponsors this free book-talk series on the 'First Friday' of each month. Lori's presentation will take place at 5 pm, on Friday, March 3rd, 2017, at Barnes & Noble/Westwood Village. After refusing to leave for incarceration when ordered, Korematsu was eventually arrested and convicted of a federal crime before being sent to the internment camp at Topaz, Utah. He appealed his conviction to the Supreme Court, which, in one of the most infamous cases in American legal history, upheld the wartime orders. Forty years later, Bannai was part of a team of young attorneys who reopened Korematsu's case and cleared his conviction based on proof that the government suppressed, altered, and destroyed material evidence while prosecuting Korematsu during WWII. In 1998, President Bill Clinton awarded Korematsu the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Lori Bannai now the Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality and a Professor of Lawyering Skills at Seattle University School of Law. Her parents and their families were incarcerated in a camp in World War II. She has lived in West Seattle for 24 years and has raised her two children there. "Words, Writers & West Seattle's" next book-talk is scheduled for April 7th and will feature Judy Bentley and her book, "Hiking Washington's History", focusing on areas around the Duwamish River. For videos on this and other authors' presentations, visit: www.loghousemuseum.info/events/words-writers-and-west-seattle. Additional information on future presentations can be obtained by contacting Dora-Faye Hendricks, Chair, "Words, Writers & West Seattle" by phone at 206-290-8315 or by e-mail at Dora- Faye@comcast.net. We encourage our readers to comment. No registration is required. We ask that you keep your comments free of profanity and keep them civil. They are moderated and objectionable comments will be removed. View the discussion thread. Please send us your news tips, photos or ideas of how we can better cover your neighborhood. Email us at WestSeattle@robinsonnews.com or TEXT news tips to 206-459-6717 Receive updates on news and events in the West Seattle neighborhood via Twitter! Web development by Freelock Computing © 2017 Robinson Communications Inc. All Rights Reserved. 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