Earlier this month, dozens of Japanese American community members and others, including the Pacific Citizen, received an email from the Topaz Museum saying that four new directors had been appointed to its board.
Not one of us on the Wakasa Memorial Committee were copied on or received this important update.
This sends a conflicting message from the museum board’s previous statements that it would work with the committee and its advisory council of experts to seriously address the board’s desecration of the Wakasa Monument and Memorial site at Topaz.
We call upon the Topaz Museum Board to work openly, collaboratively and respectfully with the Wakasa Memorial Committee. This misstep by the museum can be corrected.
Wakasa Memorial Committee
(Letter Dated Jan. 26, 2022)