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Robert Shimabukuro

Robert Shimabukuro is currently retired from numerous occupations—freelance writer/editor, community historian, community organizer, woodworker, artist-craftsman and restaurateur/chef. Mr. Shimabukuro worked at the JACL Pacific Citizen newspaper (1984–85) as Acting Editor; wrote Born in Seattle: The Campaign for Japanese American Redress (University of Washington Press, 2001), and participated in the work of the Portland Redress Committee. He also researched, co-designed, and constructed the award-winning Wing Luke Asian Museum exhibit EO 9066: 50 Years Before and 50 Years After in 1992.

Speaker Events

Friday, July 5

Tangled Routes to Japanese American Redress [AUDIO]
Frank Abe, Producer/Director, "Conscience and the Constitution"
Arlene Oki, Vice President for Civil Rights, Seattle Chapter JACL
Robert Shimabukuro
Yasuko Iwai Takezawa, Ph.D., Professor, Kyoto University

Time: 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Willow A
Topic: Basic Introduction