Date(s) - 02/09/2020
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Denver Woman's Press Club
Amache Preservation Society Program Sunday, Feb. 9, 2-4 p.m. with refreshments.
After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, General DeWitt recommended all persons of Japanese extraction be removed from the West Coast to internment camps further inland. In mid-February of 1942, Colorado officials were asked to survey the state for “appropriate” housing sites for Japanese evacuees. Then on Feb. 19, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, calling for exclusion of “undesirables” from the West Coast.
DWPC will commemorate this event in the month it happened by remembering with the Amache Society, a volunteer group that maintains the camp site, museum and research center in Camp Granada in southeast Colorado, as well as make people aware of what happened 77 years ago so that it may never happen again.
We have invited The Amache Preservation Society to give a presentation about the Japanese internment camps during WWII, and DWPC member Sandra Dallas will talk about her book Tallgrass, a poignant story inspired by the camp in Granada. Part thriller, part historical novel, Tallgrass is a riveting exploration of the darkest—and best—parts of the human heart. Sandra will have books to sell!
We will serve Japanese cookies and tea. We expect this to be a popular program.
More information on registration to come.