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Kay Ochi

Co-Chair, Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress

Kay Ochi is a retired educator who once stated, “The government’s unwarranted and unconstitutional actions traumatized our community for decades. I was so deeply moved when I heard the heart-wrenching testimonies at the 1981 commission hearings, I decided to join Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress (NCRR) and get involved in the campaign for redress.” Since 1981 Ms. Ochi has been an active member and Co-chair of NCRR. She currently makes presentations to history classes and at teachers’ conferences about the wartime incarceration of Japanese Americans, the civil rights issues involved, and the importance of staying involved.

Speaker Events

Friday, July 5

Power of Commission Hearings: First Person Voices of Japanese American Incarceration [AUDIO]
Lane Ryo Hirabayashi, George and Sakaye Aratani Endowed Chair, Asian American Studies Department, UCLA
Richard Katsuda, Co-Chair, Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress
Kathy Masaoka, Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress
Kay Ochi, Co-Chair, Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress


Time: 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Willow B
Topic: Speaking Up