Jane Kurahara and Betsy Young to Receive JACL Presidential Awards

May 12, 2015 • JACL, Politics, Uncategorized

By JACL National Staff

Betsy Young

Betsy Young

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In recognition of their efforts to locate, preserve and interpret the Honouliuli incarceration site, JACL is honored to announce Jane Kurahara and Betsy Young of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii as the recipients of the 2015 JACL Presidential Awards, which will be given during on July 15 at the JACL National Convention in Las Vegas, Nev.

Jane Kurahara

Jane Kurahara

Kurahara, a retired school librarian, has served as the co-chair of the Hawaii Confinement Sites Committee since its inception in 2005 and was the co-manager of the JCCH Resource Center from 2001-06.

Young is a retired award-winning public school teacher, social studies curriculum specialist and school librarian who also co-managed the JCCH Resource Center from 2001-06.

Their work was instrumental in the creation of the Honouliuli National Monument, which was officially designated on Feb. 19 by President Barack Obama.

For more information about the 2015 JACL National Convention, visit the convention website at https://www.jacl.org/events/national-convention/.

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