BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.3755@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20120623T000000Z DTEND:20120623T000000Z DESCRIPTION:&nbsp\;<span style="font-size: 12pt\; line-height: 115%\; font- family: Arial\; color: #333333\;">Leila Kubesch\, an 8th grade teacher fro m Indiana\, overheard her students in her class making derogatory remarks about Asians. She made that incident into a teachable moment.\n<p style="m argin-bottom: 12pt\; line-height: normal\;">Leila\, who is not of Japanese descent\, had her students correspond with former veterans of highly deco rated World War II Japanese American fighting units. The Japanese American veterans sent the students many artifacts from the war\, including unifor ms\, medals\, and parts of a parachute.\n\n<p style="margin-bottom: 12pt\; line-height: normal\;"><span style="font-size: 12pt\; font-family: Arial\ ; color: #333333\;">\n Through this process\, the students learned much ab out how members of the 442nd Regiment\, the Military Intelligence Service (MIS)\, and the 1800th fighting units fought for this country while their identity as Americans was being questioned and their families incarcerated in concentration camps.. <span style="font-size: 10pt\; font-family: Aria l\; color: #333333\;"> \n\n<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt\; line-heigh t: normal\;"><span style="font-size: 12pt\; font-family: Arial\; color: #3 33333\;">Eighth graders from two diverse schools worked feverishly over a two year period to tell the stories of the veterans and their families. Th ey created twelve amazing quilts\, each 19 feet long and collectively 41 f eet wide\, which they named the 120\,000 Tassel Tapestry. The tapestry is now on display at JAMsj. <span style="font-size: 10pt\; font-family: Arial \; color: #333333\;">&nbsp\; \n<span style="font-size: 12pt\; font-family: Arial\; color: #333333\;">Come view the exhibit\, then listen to Leila ta lk about the experiences in creating the 120\,000 Tassel Tapestry at 1:00 p.m on&nbsp\; June 23 at JAMsj. Because of limited seating\, please reserv e your seat by contacting the JAMsj office (408) 294-3138 or by emailing <span style="text-decoration: underline\;"><span style="font-size: 12pt\; font-family: Arial\; color: blue\;">events@jamsj.org <span style="font-s ize: 12pt\; font-family: Arial\; color: #333333\;">. Regular museum admiss ion rates apply. Members are free. \n\n<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt \; line-height: normal\;"><span style="font-size: 10pt\; font-family: Aria l\; color: #333333\;">&nbsp\;\n <span style="font-size: 12pt\; line-height : 115%\; font-family: Arial\; color: #333333\;">Read more about Leila and the 120\,000 Tassel Tapestry on our <span style="font-size: 11pt\; line-h eight: 115%\; font-family: Calibri\;"><span style="text-decoration: underl ine\;"><span style="font-size: 12pt\; line-height: 115%\; font-family: Ari al\; color: blue\;">blog <span style="font-size: 12pt\; line-height: 11 5%\; font-family: Arial\; color: #333333\;"> at JAMsj Blog. \n \n SUMMARY:120\,000 Tassel Tapestry Talk URL:/en/events/2012/06/23/120000-tassel-tapestry-talk/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR