Sat., March 4, 11 a.m. 2017
Franklin Roosevelt's internment of Japanese American farmers wasn't only an example of injustice; it was also a blow to the food supply and agricultural community around Seattle and elsewhere. Slow Food Seattle will assemble a panel to talk about the impact of Executive Order 9066. Speakers will include journalist/author Dave Neiwert (Strawberry Days: How Internment Destroyed a Japanese American Community), descendant of Bellevue internees Ed Suguro, New Roots Coordinator with the International Rescue Committee Tyler George-Minetti, and a representative of Pike Place Market, "where nearly 80% of its vendors were Japanese Americans at the time of the internment. The conversation will be moderated by Mei Yook Woo, founder of the Foodways Project and manager of the Danny Woo Community Garden.
1433 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101