Karen Yoshitomi, the new Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington (JCCCW) executive director, has launched the “Omoide (Memories)”program series for 2015. She presented her organizational vision and goals in her first public appearance last week.
The JCCCW resumes its series, at its cultural center at 1414 South Weller Street. A native Washingtonian, Karen is a 1986 graduate of the University of Washington with a sociology degree.Each month, attendees are asked to write a personal memoir and present it to the group the following month.
The purpose is to assist and encourage Nikkie to record their family histories.Some of the stories may be published as part of the JCCCW’s books on Nikkei cultural and history. (end)