2008 National Conference » Speakers

Hideo Yonenaka

Emeritus Professor of Biology, San Francisco State University

Hideo Yonenaka was born in 1926 and grew up on a strawberry farm. Due to the Alien Land Law, his family moved to a new location every four years. From May 8, 1942 to May 13, 1946 he was incarcerated in the following concentration camps—Tanforan Assembly Center; Topaz, Utah; Tule Lake Center; Bismarck, North Dakota; and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Yonenaka earned a B.A. in Zoology from the University of California, Berkeley; a M.A. in Bacteriology; and a Ph.D. in Microbial Physiology from the University of Southern California. Post doctorate studies included Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation and University of California at Santa Barbara. He served in the United States Army at the Army Chemical Center in Edgewood, Maryland. Yonenaka was a Microbiology and Biology instructor at San Francisco State University until his retirement in 1994.

Speaker Events

Saturday, July 5

Stories of Resistance: Consciousness, Conscience, and the Constitution
Yosh Kuromiya, Heart Mountain Resister
Cherstin Lyon, Public/Oral History Coordinator, Assistant Professor of History, California State University, San Bernardino
Morgan Yamanaka, Emeritus Professor of Social Work, San Francisco State University
Hideo Yonenaka, Emeritus Professor of Biology, San Francisco State University
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Location: Capitol 1, 4th Floor
Topic: Different Views on the Incarceration