Saturday, February 18, 2017

Feb. 27 Federal Courthouse, Sacramento

Mon Feb 27 2-3:00 Upper Grades Federal Courthouse Sacramento - Discussion with Attorney and Judge on Japanese Internment Camp Executive Order 9066; no cost, curriculum provided
Regional Home Schooling Groups!  

Come and participate with your student in Dialogue on America, sponsored by the Justice Kennedy Library and Learning Center.  This program in its 15th year for Sacramento area high school students and we are pleased to announce its FIRST year for home schoolers!  

Operation Protect and Defend (OPD), creators of this local program brings judges & lawyers into local high school civics & government classes to facilitate a discussion about the U.S. Constitution & the responsibility to participate in our democratic society. This year's curriculum focuses on the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which allowed for wide-spread detainment of Japanese Americans during World War II, the cases that followed, and the parallels between rhetoric heard today and that from 70 years ago. OPD provides written materials to prepare teachers and students for the 1-hour classroom dialogue, held at the federal courthouse for home school students. Please send any questions to - but official registration is a link below.  

Although geared towards upper grades, all our home school programs held at the Justice Kennedy Library and Learning Center are open to everyone, so bring the family!  

DATE:  Monday, February 27 from 2:00-3:00
PLACE:  Justice Kennedy Library and Learning Center, Robert T. Matsui US Courthouse, 501 "I" Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 
COST:  FREE!  We are the Federal Courts and never charge for educational programming

Once registered you will receive the curriculum packet and teacher/parent educator handout plus information on the local essay and art contest on the same theme.  By attending the one hour Dialogue on America, students may participate in the contests with winners earning scholarship money and attend the Law Day Dinner at the Sheraton on May 11th (separate cost).  Also, you will receive parking and security information as well.  

Please forward to other interested home schooling contacts - our room can accommodate a large number of home schooling families.  

We're using (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming activity.

Please sign up for Dialogue on America!

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps: 

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Questions?  Contact Dr. Kari Kelso
Administrator, Justice Kennedy Library and Learning Center

mime-attachment.jpgKari C. Kelso, Ph.D
Public Education and Community Outreach Administrator

Office of the Circuit Executive
for the Ninth Circuit
916 753-9664 (cell)

916 930-4157 (desk)

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