Board Chair, Friends of Amache
E. Vicki Taniwaki is a fourth-generation Japanese American and Board Chair of Friends of Amache, which works to protect, preserve, and interpret the southeastern Colorado World War II U.S. concentration camp. Both of her parents and their extended families were among those forcibly removed—her father to Amache and her mother to Manzanar. Although this seminal event for Japanese in America continues to affect her life and circumstances, Ms. Taniwaki overcame her community's historical trauma to put herself through college and graduate school, and she advocates for organizing disparate community groups to work together for historic preservation.
Pilgrimages' Progress: Amache and Heart Mountain [AUDIO]
William Higuchi-Collier, Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation
Christy Sakamoto, Supervisor of Visitor Engagement, Japanese American National Museum
E. Vicki Taniwaki, Board Chair, Friends of Amache
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Location: Willow A
Topic: Speaking Up