Sushi and Sake Festival: "What a great event!"
Five hundred people gathered at the new Museum of History & Industry to eat sushi, drink sake, have fun, and raise over $70,000 for Densho at our annual Sushi & Sake Festival. Take a look at photographs of the people, sushi, sake, venue, and festivities. Thank you to title sponsor Tateuchi Foundation, the other sponsors, the sushi restaurants, the sake vendors, and all of the guests for participating in the best Sushifest yet!
Training Teachers at Olympia, Tule Lake and Portland
In the past month, Densho trained another 118 teachers in Washington, Oregon, and California. On a rating scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest, the average teacher rating for the workshop is 4.9 for the 500+ teachers from 22 states who have taken the Densho workshop.
We have two more teacher workshops scheduled this year. One will be at the Manzanar National Historic Site and will include a National Park Service tour of the site. The other workshop will be in Silver Spring, Maryland, our first workshop on the East Coast.
Manzanar, CA - November 23rd in partnership with Manzanar National Historic Site, National Park Service
Montgomery County, MD - Dec 7th in partnership with National Japanese American Memorial Foundation
These workshops examine how to use primary source materials to develop analysis and reasoning skills. The workshops are designed around thinking routines and content about the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans. Funding for the workshop is provided, in part, by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program.
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Support Densho by Shopping at AmazonSmile!
Just in time for the holiday season, Amazon has a new program to help support nonprofits.
When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will make a 5 cent donation to Densho for every $10 you spend. Visit http://smile.amazon.com/ch/91-2164150, sign in using your Amazon.com account, and designate Densho as your nonprofit.
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National Park Service Grant Applications Due November 19th
The application deadline for the FY2014 Japanese American Confinement Sites grant applications
has been extended to Tuesday, November 19, 2013. Japanese American Confinement Sites grants are awarded to preserve and interpret U.S. Confinement Sites where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II.
Community News and Events
Honor & Sacrifice Film Screening
A free film screening of Honor & Sacrifice: The Story of Roy Matsumoto will take place on November 10, 2013, at NVC Memorial Hall, 1212 S King St, Seattle. The film tells the story of Roy Matsumoto who became a hero fighting against the Japanese with Merrill's Marauders. Roy, who turned 100 years old this year, will be in attendance.
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