Lessons from the Past
April 15, 2010

Reading Together 2010 concluded with an inspiring and moving presentation by Frank Kitamoto, president of BIJAC, 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. The exhibit has been on display at Kalamazoo Public Library throughout Reading Together.

The evening also included a performance by the Kalamazoo College Taiko Drumming Troupe. This group rehearses each week and performs at various campus and community events, including AsiaFest each spring.

The evening was cosponsored by Western Michigan University's Race Exhibit Initiative of Southwest Michigan.
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