An Evening of Remembrance:
Japanese American Exclusion on Bainbridge Island
This year marks the 75th anniversary of President Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066 that led to the forced relocation of all people of Japanese ancestry living in the western United States during WWII.
This is a special evening program for district families to learn more about the Island’s history and heritage surrounding this extraordinary event, including the role of Bainbridge Island Schools. A panel of survivors and BISD alumni, including Kay Sakai Nakao and Lilly Kitamoto Kodama, along with Mary Woodward, daughter of Walt and Millie Woodward, owners of the Bainbridge Review, and others whose families lived through this experience will share their stories.We will remember the past and address its relevance to the present, including what can be learned to prevent it from happening again.
Sponsored by BISD's Multicultural Advisory Committee and in conjunction with EduCulture's "Only What We Can Carry" Project. The event will be in the LGI (auditorium) on the BHS Campus. This is an adult-education event, though teens are welcome.
BHS Campus (LGI)