2008 National Conference » Speakers

Dennis Tojo Bambauer

Dennis Tojo’s mother died in childbirth. As an orphan, he was placed in the Children’s Home Society in Los Angeles and, at the outbreak of WWII, he was transferred to Children’s Village, the orphanage in Manzanar located in Bishop, CA. Dr. and Mrs. Bambauer adopted him when he was seven years old and he went to live with them in Bishop. Dennis attended local schools, graduated from Occidental College and received his MA degree from Los Angeles State University. A teacher, he retired in 1977 after serving the California Teachers’ Association for thirty-three years, a job he enjoyed very much.

Speaker Events

Saturday, July 5

The Bonds of Community: Hapa Identity in a Changing U.S.
Gil Asakawa, Writer, editor, online consultant
Dennis Tojo Bambauer
Michelle Tamotsu Trevino, University Counselor, University of Colorado at Boulder
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Location: Capitol 5 & 6, 4th Floor
Topic: Defining, Preserving and Expanding the Community