Reading Together Concludes April 15

Apr 12, 2010 11:29:21 AM

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Kalamazoo, MI –

Reading Together concludes on April 15 with Lessons From the Past, an inspiring presentation by Frank Kitamoto a Bainbridge Island resident who was interned at Manzanar as a child during WWII. 

As the president of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community, Dr. Kitamoto helped produce “For the Sake of the Children,” a photo exhibit that documents four generation of Japanese Americans on Bainbridge Island—the real life inspiration for San Piedro Island in David Guterson’s novel, Snow Falling on Cedars.

Kitamoto suggests that “lessons from the past help us not just to survive, but to come alive in a multi-cultural community...diversity, equality and humanism are the true strengths that make our country, the United States of America, so special and admired in the eyes of the world.”

The evening includes a performance by the Kalamazoo College Taiko Drumming Troupe. The photo exhibit “For the Sake of the Children” will also be on display during the event on Thursday, April 15, 6:30 pm, at the First Baptist Church, 315 W. Michigan Ave.

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