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Educator Workshop: Teaching About Japanese American Internment During World War II

March 16, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm EDT

Virginia Holocaust Museum

Registration Deadline:  March 9, 2023

The Virginia Holocaust Museum and The Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation present “Teaching About Japanese American Internment During World War II.” Join us as Shirley Ann Higuchi, chair of The Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation, shares the history and stories of people that were imprisoned during World War II because of their Japanese ancestry. We will examine how incarceration was the result of decades of racism and discrimination in the United States and not just a reaction to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Learn the history, best practices, and resources to use in the classroom to help your students critically examine the lessons from this dark chapter in American History.

FREE Educator Workshop Includes:

  • Breakfast, Coffee & Lunch
  • Educational Resources
  • Copy of “Setsuko’s Secret: Heart Mountain and the Legacy of the Japanese American Incarceration”
  • Certificate of Attendance

Travel Scholarships:

A limited number of scholarships are available for teachers 120+ miles
from Richmond. Scholarships are to help cover travel, housing, and meals.
Please contact Megan Ferenczy at mferenczy@vaholocaust.org to apply.

Click HERE to Download Workshop Flyer or to Register!


March 16, 2023
10:00 am - 3:30 pm EDT


Megan Ferenczy
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Choral Synagogue Auditorium
2000 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23223 United States
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