2008 National Conference » Speakers

Christine Sato-Yamazaki

President & CEO, Go for Broke National Education Center

Christine Sato-Yamazaki is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Go For Broke National Education Center. Since joining the organization in 1997, Sato-Yamazaki has helped solidify its position as a nationally recognized proponent of the Nisei veteran experience while guiding the development of innovative educational programs for use by the public and in the classroom. She founded the Hanashi Oral History Program and in 2001, created “An American Story.” She also co-produced “A Tradition of Honor,” the award-winning documentary that is used in conjunction with the Teacher Training Program, and was executive producer of the DVD film, “Going for Broke.”In 1999, Yamazaki, the granddaughter of a WWII Nisei veteran, played a key role in overseeing the completion of the Go For Broke National Monument in downtown Los Angeles. Today, she is turning her attention toward building a state of the art educational center designed to further support the GFBNEC mission and raise public awareness of the veterans’ remarkable accomplishments. Sato-Yamazaki received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of California, Riverside. She is also a graduate of the Riordan Volunteer Leadership Development Program, a nine-month program in nonprofit management, and recently completed courses at the University of Indiana, the Fundraising School.

Speaker Events

Friday, July 4

A Guide to Conducting Oral Histories, A How-to Workshop
Christine Sato-Yamazaki, President & CEO, Go for Broke National Education Center
Tim Yuge, Go for Broke National Education Center
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Capitol 1, 4th Floor
Topic: Passing It Forward