A collage of the cover for 'Setsuko's Secret' and headshots of Shirley Higuchi, Bacon Sakatani, and Sam Mihara

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Setsuko’s Secret: Transformational Stories

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Please join for an exciting conversation about Setsuko’s Secret: Heart Mountain and the Legacy of the Japanese American Incarceration. Author Shirley Ann Higuchi, J.D., chair of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation, will share her painful transformational journey researching and writing about her family’s history and the Japanese American incarceration during World War II. Higuchi will be joined by former child incarcerees, Sam Mihara and “Mr. Heart Mountain,” Bacon Sakatani who will share their own firsthand remembrances of the Heart Mountain incarceration site and how as adults, they came to terms with the reality that Heart Mountain was a US government prison. Doug Nelson, vice chair of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation and Dakota Russell, Executive Director, will join them for closing remarks on how these stories have inspired the current Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation initiative, the forming of the Mineta-Simpson Institute. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session.

This program is presented by the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation.

For further questions, email juliea@heartmountain.org.

Order your copy of Setsuko’s Secret: Heart Mountain and the Legacy of the Japanese American Incarceration online from the JANM Store before the event with the option to pick up on site before 5pm. Books will also be on sale before and after the event. Shirley, Sam and Bacon will be available to sign the books after the program.  BUY NOW

Thursday, Oct 21, 2021

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM PDT

Tateuchi Democracy Forum

Japanese American National Museum

100 N. Central Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90012

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FREE

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Please join for an exciting conversation about Setsuko’s Secret: Heart Mountain and the Legacy of the Japanese American Incarceration. Author Shirley Ann Higuchi, J.D., chair of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation, will share her painful transformational journey researching and writing about her family’s history and the Japanese American incarceration during World War II. Higuchi will be joined by former child incarcerees, Sam Mihara and “Mr. Heart Mountain,” Bacon Sakatani who will share their own firsthand remembrances of the Heart Mountain incarceration site and how as adults, they came to terms with the reality that Heart Mountain was a US government prison. Doug Nelson, vice chair of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation and Dakota Russell, Executive Director, will join them for closing remarks on how these stories have inspired the current Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation initiative, the forming of the Mineta-Simpson Institute. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session.

This program is presented by the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation.

For further questions, email juliea@heartmountain.org.

Order your copy of Setsuko’s Secret: Heart Mountain and the Legacy of the Japanese American Incarceration online from the JANM Store before the event with the option to pick up on site before 5pm. Books will also be on sale before and after the event. Shirley, Sam and Bacon will be available to sign the books after the program.  BUY NOW

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