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Mary Woodward

Vice President, BI Japanese American Community

Mary Woodward is Vice President of the Bainbridge Island (BI) Japanese American Exclusion Memorial. She is the youngest daughter of Milly and Walt Woodward, publishers of The Bainbridge Review during World War II and author of In Defense of Our Neighbors, which tells how Islanders supported their Japanese American exiles and welcomed their return. A graduate in history from Whitman College, Ms. Woodward taught History and English, and later became a counselor. In her involvement with the Memorial, she was part of the organizing group and continues to serve as a Board member; she is also a current teacher docent at the BI Historical Museum. She still lives on Bainbridge Island, and with her late husband, Ms. Woodward has two sons, Brodie and Riley.

Speaker Events

Saturday, July 6

Standing on Principle [AUDIO]
Takashi Hoshizaki, Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation
Tetsuden (Tetsu) Kashima, Professor, University of Washington
Soji Kashiwagi, Executive Producer/Playwright, Grateful Crane Ensemble
Mary Woodward, Vice President, BI Japanese American Community


Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Location: Willow A
Topic: Speaking Up