August 5, 2020

I’m proud to be the descendant of an Oregon family, of Minoru Yasui, who walked the night streets of Portland in 1942, in order to initiate a constitutional test case against a curfew imposed upon Japanese Americans.

I’m inspired that thousands of Portlanders are out on...

June 29, 2020

from Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice.
Photo: Getty Images. 

A letter sent to members of Congress and several newspapers, regarding the recent order by federal Judge Dolly Gee mandating ICE to release children from their detention centers: 

Dear Edit...

June 29, 2020

Poster by Barbara Yasui quoting Minoru Yasui, used at the June 6, 2020 Tsuru for Solidarity protest in Seattle and Tacoma Washington. Photo by Eric Tagawa.

“When you suppress or oppress any group of people, you are really derogating the rights of all people. I should...

July 26, 2019

Anyone who says that phrase is not racist says so from a perspective of white privilege. Today, no one ever tells Euro Americans to “go back to where you came from” – since the underlying assumption is that white people belong here but people of color do not.

In Ma...

June 22, 2019

The firestorm of criticism of Alexandria Ocasio-Córtez for referring to “concentration camps” on our southern border underscores the power of language over our perception of reality: how some terms have become like high-beam headlights that blind and render us momentar...

July 9, 2018

Please click HERE to see my Op-Ed piece in the Huffington Post, published on Sunday, July 8, "Trump's Indefinite Family Detention is Cruel - Just ask Japanese Americans."

This was inspired by an article forwarded to the Japanese American Confinement Sites (JACS) listser...

July 2, 2017

AMICUS BRIEF: The legal team that re-opened the World War II cases of Minoru Yasui, Gordon Hirabayashi, Fred Korematsu in 1983 under a “writ of error coram nobis” is again hard at work to carry on their legacy, to remind the U.S. Supreme Court about the unjust treatmen...

October 18, 2015

Tomorrow, October 19, is the 99th birthday of Minoru Yasui and in honor of that milestone, we are inaugurating our new website for our film, Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice. I hope you will enjoy the materials we have posted, join our email list,...

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