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Education Matters Arizona Chapter Hosts Teacher-Training Workshop

By October 21, 2014No Comments

By P.C. Staff

With support of volunteers from the Arizona Chapter, the second JACL Teacher-Training Workshop funded through a grant from the National Park Services’ Japanese American Confinement Sites program took place on March 6 at the Tempe Center for the Arts in Tempe, Ariz.

Educators who attended the workshop, which was arranged to be held at the Tempe Center by Megan Gately, a representative from the Pacific Southwest District on the National Education Committee, heard personal recollections about life in “relocation” centers from Doris Asano, Tom Koseki and Joyce Saka.

Also in attendance were Arizona Chapter President Donna Cheung along with Cindi Harbottle, Warren Komatsu, Sharon Ishii-Jordan and Greg Marutani.

Acknowledgment goes to members of the Arizona Chapter for continuing their efforts to ensure the incarceration experiences of Japanese Americans during World War II are shared with teachers and students.

The next JACL Teacher-Training Workshop will take place in Washington at the Bellevue Art Museum on Aug. 9.

Originally published on June 6, 2014