Injustice of the WWII Japanese American Incarceration: Workshops for Washington State Teachers

 Morning Session: Respond, Resist, and Resiliency

Hear from noted scholars to learn about and discuss how Americans of Japanese Ancestry responded and resisted U.S. military orders that forcibly removed and imprisoned them with out due process or evidence of wrongdoing. The workshop will include an investigation of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Korematsu v. U.S. and the relevance to legal resistance and urgent issues of today. Educators will receive KI Curriculum Toolkits that include primary sources. Afternoon Session: KSPS - Injustice at Home Participants will explore teaching resources that emphasize the implications of Japanese American living outside the exclusion zone during WWII. Five short films created by KSPS - along with lesson plans - will examine choices and challenges that people faced, as well as those who stood against prejudice and oppression.



May 4, 2019

ESD 105 Yakima, WA


June 1, 2019

Spokane Valley Tech High School Spokane, WA

8:30am – 4:00pm



Karen Korematsu, Founder & Executive Director, Fred T. Korematsu Institute

Leslie Heffernan, Social Studies Coordinator

Morgen Larsen, Teacher Librarian

Starla Fey, Teacher

To sign up, go to to register for either workshop. The first 30 teachers per workshop will secure spots. Each educator will receive a $100 stipend and clock hours upon completion of the workshop. The Workshops for Washington State Teachers are facilitated by the Fred T. Korematsu Institute ( and KSPS Public Television, and are made possible with generous support from the Kip Tokuda Memorial Washington Civil Liberties Public Education Program.

Posted on April 13, 2019 .