Tanforan Memorial at San Bruno BART station. (Photo courtesy of the Tanforan Memorial website)

WHO/WHAT: If you’re going to be in the San Bruno area, the Tanforan Assembly Center Memorial Committee will unveil the Tanforan Memorial, where 8,000 persons of Japanese ancestry were incarcerated during World War II. In 1942, the U.S. Army converted the Tanforan Racetrack into a temporary detention center while more permanent detention centers were being built. The memorial will feature a statue of the Mochida sisters, based on Dorothea Lange’s famous 1942 photograph of two young girls waiting to be taken to Tanforan, dressed in their Sunday best. TACMC invites all former internees from Tanforan and other WWII assembly centers and/or internment camps to participate in the ceremony. If interested, please email tanforan.memorial@gmail.com.

WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, Aug. 27, 1 p.m. PST. San Bruno BART Station, 1151 Huntington Ave. For more information, please visit tanforanmemorial.org.


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