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NLG Summer Film Series presents Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: the Fred Korematsu Story
Date Monday July 14
Time 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location Details
El Rio Bar, 3158 Mission Street, at Cesar Chavez, San Francisco, CA 94110
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorCarlos
July 14, 2008, at El Rio, NLG Summer Film Series presents Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: the Fred Korematsu Story

When: July 14, 2008, 8pm
What: Outdoor Film Showing
Film: Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: the Fred Korematsu Story, Director appearing in person
Where: El Rio, 3158 Mission Street, San Francisco
Entry Price: $8-$20 sliding scale donation, no one turned away for lack of costs.
Drink specials-$1 beers, $2 well drinks all night.
Contact: Carlos Villa Real at 415-285-5067
More info: http://www.elriosf.com/calendar/view_entry.php?id=1428&date=20080714
Bonus: Film Director Eric Fournier will be there to answer questions about the film.

The National Lawyers Guild-San Francisco presents a summer film series & benefit at El Rio’s outdoor patio. On July 14, come see Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: the Fred Korematsu Story, a film about Fred Korematsu, an American who resisted, and then challenged in court, the forced internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Korematsu lost his landmark Supreme Court case in 1944, but never his indignation and resolve. Of Civil Wrongs and Rights documents the 40-year legal fight to vindicate Korematsu - one that finally turned a civil injustice into a civil rights victory. Director Eric Fournier, will be there to answer questions. See the film on Monday, July 14, at 8pm on the back patio at El Rio, 3158 Mission Street, San Francisco. Bring an $8 to $20 donation, no one turned away for lack of funds. Proceeds benefit NLG-SF; the event is wheelchair accessible.

On August 11, the next film in this series will be Committing Poetry in Times of War.

Proceeds from the film festival will benefit the National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter. The NLGSF is the largest chapter of the New York-based National Lawyers Guild (NLG), in existence since 1937. Dedicated to the need for basic change in the structure of our political and economic system, the NLG is an association seeking to unite the lawyers, law students, legal workers and jailhouse lawyers of America, to function as an effective political and social force in the service of the people, to the end that human rights shall be regarded as more sacred than property interests. In the Bay Area, the NLG organizes a number of programs including: Immigrant Rights and Immigration Court Monitoring; Demonstration Legal Support; Post 9-11 Civil Liberties Assistance; Thomas Steel LGBT Legal Internships; and more. Find out more at http://www.nlgsf.org

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