Free Educator Workshop

Teaching About Japanese American Internment During World WAR II

Thursday, March 16, 2023 | 10 am-3:30 pm

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 to apply.


Register HERE!

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