Now Is the time to build the long awaited memorial to remember the 2000 men and some women whose lives were unjustly interrupted.
Our intention is to make the memorial a reality, but we need your help.
Your gift will be tax deductible since we are a nonprofit organization.
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If you enjoyed the exhibit, please let us know. Other comments are appreciated too because continuous improvement must drive our projects. We will continue to seek the names of detainees and their stories.
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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.
Read the Biographies
The Grateful Crane Ensemble narrated family letters written during March 1942 when father was arrested by the FBI and sent to Tuna Canyon. Mother Chica had to pay all debts, collect funds, and close the optometrist business that her husband, Kenzo, left behind.The family had to report to Parker, Arizona or Poston Concentration Camp 1 along the Colorado River.
Current Events and Latest News
Statement from Tuna Canyon Coalition on Passing of Holly Yasui Posted Nov 12, 2021
Press Release – November 11, 2021: Statement by Tuna Canyon Detention Station Coalition The Tuna
Book to Action Interviews with the Goleta & Santa Ynez Valley Libraries Posted Jun 29, 2021
We thank the Goleta and San Ynez Library for the opportunity to discuss Tuna Canyon.