December 1, 2018

We have completed a final cut of Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice and we are interested in the widest distribution and discussion of our film and the Fight for Justice given the importance of immigration issues, racial profiling, indefinite detenti...

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 3, 2018

Gordon Hirabayashi, Min Yasui and Fred Korematsu in 1983.

In our amicus brief opposing the Muslim Ban, the children of Fred Korematsu, Gordon Hirabayashi and Minoru Yasui asked the court to consider our fathers’ World War II cases, and to take the opportunity to repudia...

June 17, 2018

Dear Friends – much has transpired since the last update I sent out …

New film format

First of all, the reason for the delay in this update: after consulting with various experts, we’ve made some decisions about the film’s final format and educational outreach. Film prof...

January 12, 2018

I’m very happy to announce that our crowd-funding campaign has been successful and we’ve finished what we now consider Part One of Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice. For those of you who have seen the film, you know it’s a standalone piece that cove...

November 2, 2017

Dear friends of Never Give Up!

TOP OF THE NEWS! The “No Muslim Ban Ever” mobilization

I was invited by Deepa Iyer of The Center for Social Inclusion to screen Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice and to speak at the “No Muslim Ban Ever” mobilization in W...

October 10, 2017

Update: due to problems with the final cut of the film and some permissions for the use of photos in the film, we've had to postpone our Oregon Public Television broadcast date of November 12, but we are continuing to work on our Min Yasui educational outreach project...

October 10, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court case on the Muslim ban, which had been scheduled for today, October 10, was cancelled because Trump issued a new, expanded ban to supercede the previous one. But the issue is not moot because the new ban, which contains essentially the same discr...

September 22, 2017

Hirabayashi-Yasui-Korematsu Amicus brief
As reported in my last update, the attorneys who re-opened the wartime cases of Gordon Hirabayashi, Min Yasui and Fred Korematsu have come together again to file a “Friend of the Court” brief in the Muslim travel ban case that i...

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