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I don't think people need to be inspired. I think there are plenty of people that seek a legal education. It's how you use that education and I would just encourage them beyond making money. I think that's important and becoming successful. You need to, as an organization or as an individual, find ways to support individuals in the community. I think the approach that I mentioned earlier about, you know, working with the Mexican Bar, the Black Bar, the Chinese Bar, you know it's - in everyone's family, we're all Chop Suey, you know. We have part Mexican, part... you name it, you know. And so, just as a family or as a community we have to be able to create all these alliances. One of the things I'm very proud about the Manzanar committee, we've been one of the first out there supporting the Muslim community, they all, representatives attend our pilgrimages and that we've reached out to them and that, that whatever happened to us would not happen to others.

Date: July 17, 2013
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Sean Hamamoto
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum; Japanese American Bar Association

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