February 18, 2022

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Central Time

ACS Houston: Civil Rights and Racial Healing: Examining the History and Future of Reparations in America

Vinson & Elkins LLP, Houston, Texas

A discussion with Black and Asian American leaders and community members on the Day of Remembrance of Executive Order 9066, 80 years later, ordering Japanese American Incarceration during WWII.

This week also marks the Day of Remembrance of the Sugar Land 95, when four years ago, the remains of victims of convict leasing in Sugar Land were found.

Co-Hosted by the Asian American Bar Association of Houston and the Houston Lawyers Associations, co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society – Houston Lawyer Chapter.

Introductory remarks by Dr. Marcus Hunter, Professor, Scott Waugh Endowed Chair in the Division of the Social Sciences (UCLA).

Followed by a panel discussion with:

Professor Lorraine K. Bannai, Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality at the Seattle University School of Law

Jon Osaki, filmmaker and documentarian

Rev. David Sincere Jr., Board Member for The Society of Justice & Equality for the People of Sugar Land, and Pastor at the Ft. Bend Transformation Church.

Moderated by

Peggy Li, Director, American Constitution Society and AABA of Houston Diversity and Inclusion Committee Member

Closing remarks

Hon. Sheila Jackson Lee, U.S. representative, Texas's 18th congressional district

Sponsored by Vinson & Elkins LLP and AZA Law 

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