View the Ceremony hosted at the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial on March 30, 2022 Watch the 80th Anniversary presentation in its entirety, featuring Frances Ikegami, survivor of the forced removal, four student leaders from Woodward Middle School, the declaration from the City of Bainbridge Island, speakers from BIJAC,
If you didn’t get a chance to attend the March 30th Commemoration or watch the live-stream, Kevin Dwyer, the “Island Wanderer,” provides a good synopsis of the event. Click here to read the blog post.
A rare number of media outlets — most notably the Bainbridge Island Review — took a principled stand against incarceration. Others, including The Seattle Times, did not. Eight decades later, Seattle Times Publisher Frank Blethen called that decision a “low point” in the paper’s history. Seattle Times Publisher Frank Blethen