Letter to the Honorable Monica Rodriguez
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We are now on the road touring the west coast and anticipate more bookings across the nation. We need money to pay for shipping and insurance between colleges and non profit organizations. Generally, museums pay for shipment between locations.
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The Tuna Canyon Detention Station Coalition (TCDSC) biographies were written by the board, community and family members. We have gained a greater insight to their personal experiences. Sigrid Toye said, “I am now finally able to share my feelings with the universe.”
The mission of the TCDSC is to tell the stories of the Japanese, German, and Italian immigrants and others taken from Latin America. We will continue to search for such stores so please contact us so it is preserved for future generations and researchers.
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Opening Ceremony at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum Posted Feb 07, 2018
The opening ceremony at the Santa Barbara historical Museum was spectacular. The community, descendants, and pilgrims came to learn about the connection to the World
Council Members Monica Rodriguez and David Ryu Make Motion for the Tuna Canyon Detention Station Historic Cultural Monument #1039 Posted Jan 21, 2018
Thank you to council members Monica Rodriguez and David Ryu for making the motion for the Tuna Canyon Detention Station Historic Cultural Monument no. 1039.
Utilizing historic documents, images, artifacts, and oral histories the Museum will open two thought-provoking exhibitions, both of which reveal the impact of detention and internment on members of the Japanese, German and Italian communities in Santa Barbara – and beyond – shortly after American entry into World War II.
Mark your calendar to see the original Tuna Canyon Story show on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at the San Fernando Valley Japanese Community Center at 2:00PM.
The San Fernando Valley Japanese American Citizens League is sponsoring the event. Tickets are $20. Bento lunch is available at $10. Dessert and tea will be served complimentary.
It’s been 76 years since the FBI knocked on the door to arrest men on the west coast thought to be dangerous. Over 2000 were taken from their families and moved in a few days to Ft. Missoula, Montana, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and/or Crystal City, Texas.
Since 2013, Tuna Canyon Detention Station Coalition has been preserving the stories of the Japanese, German, and Italian immigrants, and Japanese taken from Peru, and others by interviewing descendants, taking its exhibit to ten locations, publishing a book, and now this dramatic play.
The SFVJACC and SFVJACL are the proud sponsors of the rare historic story a few miles away off the 210 freeway where the Verdugo Hills Golf Course used to be.
Tickets may be purchased online through our PayPal Donation page or at the door on the day of the event.