7/21/14

REUNION, Anyone?

Are you interested in attending 
the next Poston REUNION?

 Family, friends, and kids are welcome!














 Lots of helpers are needed.  Post your reply on "comments" below.

7/12/14

National J.A.C.L. Convention 2014-San Jose, CA

A short film clip of our documentary film project shown followed by discussion.
Poston Community Alliance table in the Exhibit Room
Our board members, Marlene Shigekawa and Robert Shintaku
Poston Block book information and DVD, "Passing Poston"
Our documentary film project article in the Pacific Citizen newspaper
Learning about the Poston, Arizona concentration camp.  
  His mother was evacuated from Huntington Beach, CA.  
We spoke with many others with relatives who were incarcerated at Poston, Arizona. 

Henry Kaku brought and shared his family's war-time photos.
 Pictured with our board members, Roberta Barton and Don Aoki.  Don identified his father in a photo of prisoners incarcerated at the Department of Justice internment camp in Bismarck, North Dakota. What a surprise and great genealogical find for Don!  How exciting!!!
Old pals reunite at the Poston Community Alliance table.
Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Norm Mineta came by even though he was not incarcerated at Poston, Arizona
Pictured with our board members, Dianne Kiyomoto and Don Aoki

6/18/14

Come and Meet Us!

  

    Visit with us at the 2014 National  J.A.C.L. Convention
 The convention runs July 9-12, 2014

 Doubletree Hotel
2050 Gateway Place
San Jose, CA 95110  


(Located less than 1/2 mile from the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport)


**See us at the EXHIBITION AREA:
Friday, July 11, 2014 : 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Saturday July 12, 2014 : 8:00 AM-12 Noon

6/15/14

JA CONFINEMENT SITES 2014 GRANT PROGRAM

 

Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant
                  FISCAL YEAR 2014 GRANT AWARD

Project: Historic Structures Assessment and Stabilization for the Poston Elementary School Site
Grant Award: $163,750
Site: Colorado River (Poston) Relocation Center, La Paz County, AZ

 Photo credit: Kimberly Mayo
Description: The Poston Community Alliance will assess the condition of the rapidly deteriorating elementary school buildings at the former Poston site and create a plan to stabilize and preserve these historic resources. The project will also result in the temporary stabilization of the buildings, while a phased restoration plan is developed for future work.
Source: http://www.nps.gov/hps/HPG/JACS/projects.html
  
ABOUT THE JAPANESE AMERICAN CONFINEMENT SITES GRANT PROGRAM
      Congress established the Japanese American Confinement Sites (JACS) grant program (Public Law 109-441, 16 USC 461) for the preservation and interpretation of U.S. confinement sites where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II.  The law authorized up to $38 million for the entire life of the grant program to identify, research, evaluate, interpret, protect, restore, repair, and acquire historic confinement sites in order that present and future generations may learn and gain inspiration from these sites and that these sites will demonstrate the nation’s commitment to equal justice under the law.
    Japanese American Confinement Sites grants are awarded to preserve and interpret U.S. Confinement Sites where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II. Grants are awarded to organizations and entities working to preserve historic Japanese American confinement sites and their history, including: private nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and state, local, and tribal governments, and other public entities. Grants will be awarded through a competitive process and require a 2:1 Federal to non-Federal match ($2 Federal to $1 non-Federal match).

Source:  http://www.nps.gov/hps/HPG/JACS/

           We need your help to meet 
the required 
"non-Federal match"
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6/2/14

Recent meeting

 
Poston Community Alliance Board members in attendance.
Pictured (L-R): Bob Shintaku, Marlene Shigekawa, Nancy Takahashi (and husband), Colleen Hayashi, Don Aoki, Dianne Kiyomoto, and Roberta Barton.  Not pictured: Caitlin Hawks who participated on a conference call line.