“Her Name is Shizuko: A Mother’s Influence”

Shared by Aura Newlin, Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation: I want to share this piece by our friend Karen “Kara” Chittenden, Senior Cataloging Specialist in the Library of Congress’ Prints and Photographs Division:  https://blogs.loc.gov/picturethis/2021/05/her-name-is-shizuko-a-mothers-influence/ Kara is the wife of Warren Maruyama (one of the earliest JACSC conveners) and the mother of Hana

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Spring News from the Exclusion Memorial

Visitors Ingrid and Christian from Riverside, CA tour the Exclusion Memorial with Lilly Kodama Spring has Sprung at the Memorial Recent beautiful Spring weather has brought a steady stream of visitors to the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial to walk the wall, view the newly completed departure deck, and

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Auction of Japanese Internment Art Pulled After Protest

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The auction of a series of sketches purportedly drawn by an artist at the Japanese internment camp at Manzanar was canceled Tuesday after groups protested it was offensive and immoral to profit off the misery of incarcerated people. Full article in U.S. News and World Report.

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Statement of Solidarity from Chavurat Shir Hayam

STATEMENT We in Chavurat Shir Hayam stand in solidarity with AAPI and honor the work done by them and other organizations – MAC, SURJ, BIJAC, ERACE, KIAC, BIREAC, NAACP, BISD, and BHM among others – which strive to combat racism against Asian Americans. We recognize the intent behind violent actions,

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A day and a place to remember a shameful chapter in U.S. history, and a call to action

Read about the 79th Commemoration of the forced removal of Japanese Americans from Bainbridge Island during World War II in The Seattle Times. (photo by Douglas Crist)

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Race Equity Advisory Committee Postpones AAPI Vigil

For those planning to participate in the AAPI Vigil and March planned for the weekend of April 3-4, the events have been postponed to the weekend of April 17-18 in order for the City to be more involved in the solidarity events. The events will continue as planned on these

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Schatz Introduces New Bill To Fund Education Of Japanese American Internment, Preserve Confinement Sites

“The internment of Japanese-American citizens remains one of the darkest and most shameful periods in our history. The stories of so many who unjustly lost their freedom, lost property and were forcibly uprooted from their homes should be a constant reminder of our duty to uphold the rights of every

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Speak Up Against Anti-Asian Hate: Contact Congress

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), as part of its mission to combat hate and protect communities, is actively supporting a House resolution to condemn all forms of anti-Asian sentiment related to COVID-10. Speak up against anti-Asian hate Hate crimes, xenophobia and discriminatory acts against Asians and Asian Americans have significantly increased

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Michelle Obama’s Cooking Show, Waffles + Mochi, Is Launching On Netflix

“Allow me to introduce two new friends of mine: Their names are Waffles and Mochi. And on March 16, we’ll be launching a new children’s show on @Netflix called Waffles + Mochi. It’s all about good food: discovering it, cooking it, and of course, eating it. These two will take

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Bainbridge Island Museum of Art BREATHE Exhibition

Michelle Kumata “Song for Generations”  As part of its “Breathe” group exhibition inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is featuring in its Winslow Way window a 16′ x 8′ acrylic on canvas painting by Seattle native, Michelle Kumata. The massive work is part of

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