2008 National Conference » Speakers

Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga

Evidentiary documentation researcher for the legal teams that filed the three writ of error coram nobis cases for petitioners, Gordon Hirabayashi, Fred Korematsu, and Minoru Yasui. Member of Advisory Committee; Consultant to the curator of the National Museum of American History in the development of the Smithsonian Institution exhibition, A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the U. S. Constitution; and panelist for its traveling exhibition. Researcher for the class action lawsuit, William M. Hohri et al., v. U.S.A., initiated by the National Council for Japanese American Redress. Researcher for and Consultant to the Office of Redress Administration of the Department of Justice in retrieving official records to verify the eligibility of recipients of compensation to victims of the wartime concentration camps or their heirs in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988. Consultant/participant on television news programs and documentaries relating to the subject of the World War II exclusion and imprisonment of Japanese Americans. Guest speaker/panel discussant at educational institutions (University of Hawaii, University of Maryland, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Harvard University, Smith College, Hampshire College, Amherst College, Trinity College, Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, Carnegie Mellon University) and before professional and community organizations (Women in Law, Society for History in the Federal Government/ Organization of American Historians, National Multicultural Institute, Torrance Cultural Arts Center, JANM).

Speaker Events

Saturday, July 5

Redressing America: Civil Liberties and Social Justice Activism in Post-World War II
Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga
Mitchell Maki, Dean, College of Health and Human Services, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Alan Nishio, Associate Faculty Member, California State University, Long Beach
John Tateishi
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Location: Capitol 2 & 3, 4th Floor
Topic: Diversity, Democracy, and Social Justice