(ANAHEIM, CA, 4/19/2017) – The Greater Los Angeles office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) is co-sponsoring a panel hosted by Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Orange County (AAAJ-OC) and the Japanese American Bar Association (JABA). The panel includes local attorneys and community leaders who will discuss the history of Japanese internment in the U.S. and how to prevent further race-based discrimination.

Panel discussion with attorneys and community advocates to discuss Manzanar and race-based discrimination in the Trump era.

"Nisei", A Japanese American Couple Interned During WWII
Ken Inouye, Former National President of JACL
Hussam Ayloush, Executive Director of CAIR-LA
Laboni Haq, Litigation Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – LA
Mark Furuya, President of Japanese American Bar Association (JABA)

Thursday, April 20, 2017, 12:00 P. M. – 1:30 P.M. PST

O’Melveny & Myers LLP
610 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

SEE: 'Never Again' Japanese internment panel will discuss strategies to avoid repeating history | LA Times 

CONTACT: Jessica Jinn at (213) 241-8817 or email JJinn@advancingjustice-la.org



AAAJ's mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.