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Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community Experience

The survivors who were the inspiration for Snow Falling on Cedars - members of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community - will be among those sharing their personal stories in this panel presentation. The panel will include Kay Sakai Nakao, who was 21 years old and the first Bainbridge Islander married in the Minidoka concentration camp; Lilly Kitamoto Kodama, who was seven years old and will share her experiences as a child behind barbed wire; Mary Woodward, daughter of Walt and Milly Woodward, publishers of the Bainbridge Review newspaper and author of In Defense of Our Neighbors: The Walt and Milly Woodward Story; and Clarence Moriwaki, president of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial Association will discuss this new National Historic Site as well as also background on the incarceration of Canadian Japanese in WWII.

Sumas Library
451 2nd Street
Sumas, WA

For more information: Sumas Branch News

Date: Saturday, February 9, 2013
Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Sumas Library
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