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Yen Nguyen (Layton, Vermont), Keilee Hess (Syracuse, Utah), and Shannah Thorne (Syracuse, Utah), participants at the "Whose America? Who's American? Diversity, Civil Liberties, and Social Justice" National Conference in Denver, Colorado presented by the Japanese American National Museum.

The photo was taken at the Discover Nikkei booth in the Community Marketplace on Friday, July 4, 2008 at the Hyatt Regency, Denver.

Yen Nguyen comments:

Through this experience, I have met many inspirational people. I am so grateful for my teacher, Mrs. Baker, for allowing us to do the project on Topaz that has brought me here to this conference.

Keilee Hess comments:

I'm here at this conference for the JANM. I did a project about the daily life in the Topaz internment camp. It's been amazing to learn about Topaz and the awesome Japanese American culture.

Shannah Thorne comments:

I came here with a project for the Youth Expo. I spent many hours working on this project. I learned so much about the Japanese Americans. It was an amazing experience.

editor — Last modified Mar 30 2011 7:52 p.m.


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