Justice Denied: Wards Cove Packing Co. v. Atonio – A Trial Reenactment

Wards Cove FlyerPABA invites you to our CLE Presentation:

Justice Denied: Wards Cove Packing Co. v. Atonio – A Trial Reenactment

Location: Southwestern Law School – Bullocks Wilshire Building

Date: February 25, 2016

Time: 6:30PM

The presentation will provide one (1) hour of CLE credit (pending).

Food and refreshments will be served prior to the presentation.

ADMISSION:

FREE FOR PABA MEMBERS AND LAW STUDENTS

$5 FOR NON-PABA MEMBERS

Space is limited. RSVP ASAP at pabasrc@gmail.com

Justice Denied: Wards Cove Packing Co. v. Atonio – A Trial Reenactment

This presentation will feature PABA members in the cast to tell the story of the Wards Cove workers through narration, reenactment of court proceedings, and historic photographs.

In this reenactment of a landmark employment discrimination case, we examine the proceedings that led to the Supreme Court’s decision in Wards Cove Packing Co. v. Atonio. Asian Pacific Americans have been a part of the salmon canning industry in Alaska since the late 1800s. Starting in the 1920s, Filipinos became a main work force in the Alaskan canneries where they were relegated to fish house jobs, working long hours in poor conditions for low pay. In the 1970s, led by Filipino activists, the workers organized and filed three class actions, including Wards Cove. After a lengthy trial and multiple proceedings before the Ninth Circuit, the case reached the United States Supreme Court in 1989.