Maria P. Vallejo has helped organize and will moderate the New Jersey State Bar Association and New Jersey State Bar Foundation’s “But Where Are You Really From? A look at Asian American History, The Law, and Notions of Belonging in the United States” this Friday, June 11, 2021 from 1pm to 3pm. The virtual program will focus on issues facing the Asian American Pacific Islander community and will feature a talk by Dr. Karen Korematsu, whose father, Fred Korematsu, was the civil rights leader who brought forward the seminal Supreme Court case of Korematsu v. U.S. regarding the WWII internment of Japanese Americans.
Panelists will include Congressman Andy Kim; Lora Fong, Assistant Attorney General and Chief Diversity Officer of the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety; Ti-Hua Chang, investigative broadcast journalist; Stanley Mark, Senior Staff Attorney for the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund; Michael Angulo, Board Member of Jersey Promise; and Nivetha Karthikeyan of the South Asian American Digital Archive.
This first-of-its-kind program is free to the public ($23 for 2 CLE Credits). Please click here for more information and registration.