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UC Berkeley California Studies Dinner Seminar May 17, 2018: Chuck Wollenberg, “Rebel Lawyer: Wayne Collins and the Defense of Japanese American Rights”

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With all deliberate chutzpah, seminar convener Chuck Wollenberg has scheduled himself for the final session of the academic year on Thursday, May 17.  He will discuss his new book, “Rebel Lawyer: Wayne Collins and the Defense of Japanese American Rights” published by Heyday.  Collins, perhaps the most important civil rights lawyer almost no one has ever heard of, represented defendants in the Korematsu and Tokyo Rose cases, among others.  His opposition to racism and defense of civil liberties, even in time of war, resonates today in the Age of Trump.  Wollenberg is former History Instructor and Chair of the Social Science Department at Berkeley City College.  He is the author of several books and articles, including “Berkeley a City in History.”

The session will be at the UCB Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, 2521 Channing Way (just east of Telegraph Ave.) from 7-9:15 p.m.  Free admission and dinner.

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