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Japanese internment is focus of talk at WCC

By From page A4 | March 04, 2014

“Japanese Internment and its Legacies” is the title of a presentation Wednesday at Woodland Community College by UC Davis alumna Elaine Yamaguchi and emeritus faculty member Isao Fujimoto. They will speak from 4 to 5:15 p.m. in the college’s Multicultural Enrichment Center, Room 101.

Admission is free; parking on campus costs $2. Woodland Community College is at 2300 E. Gibson Road.

Yamaguchi and Fujimoto will discuss their families’ experiences with internment during World War II. More than 70,000 Japanese-Americans were interned from 1942 to 1946.

Yamaguchi, a UCD graduate, is an analyst for CalPERS who also serves on the Yolo County Fair board of directors.

Fujimoto is an emeritus faculty member in Asian American studies and community and regional development. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley, Stanford University and Cornell University. He has served on the boards of Global Exchange, Food First, The Data Center, American Friends Service Committee, California Institute for Rural Studies and Rural America.

For more information, contact Melissa Moreno at [email protected] or 530-661-6217.

Enterprise staff

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