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Asian Cultural Center
388 Ninth Street, Oakland, California

Monday, February 20, 2017 at 6PM

To honor the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, the Asian Cultural Center will present a Day of Remembrance.

Catherine will present her personal journey with Americans of Japanese ancestry. A native of East Los Angeles, Catherine grew up unaware of the important contribution Japanese immigrants made to the community.  One day, an awakening to this sad chapter in American history led her to tell the story of her fellow Americans.   A graduate of Mills College, Catherine will chronicle the experience of Mills College students as they make the most of their new lives in internment camps far from home.  Through their letters to the beloved President of the College, the Mills sisters vividly paint a picture of their new lives behind barbed wired while affirming their faith in the future.

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The Asian Cultural Center will open an exhibit on the internment camps in June and present programs throughout the year to tell the story of Japanese Americans during WWII.

For more information on the Center, please visit their website www.oacc.cc.

Grace is a conscientious child-development major who practices everything she learns on the Non-Res girls. She is no bigger than a minute; a fact which is a great handipcap in her department. You can’t locate her in a group of Toyon children. She has been tapped for Palladium and is an active member of Cosmopolitan Club – witness her decorations at last year’s folk festival. Her pet slogan: “An ounce of prevention…”