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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: April 28, 2000

Teens, Lawmakers to Explore
Lessons of Japanese American Internment

State legislators and high school students will discuss the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, including what has been learned to prevent discrimination in the future, from 10 to 11 a.m, Tuesday, May 2 in the State Capitol room 127.

The meeting is sponsored by LegiSchool, a civic education project of California State University, Sacramento and the State Legislature.

Panelists will include students from Jesuit High School in Carmichael, New Technology High School in Napa, San Fernando High School and San Marino High School. Invited Legislative panelists include Senator Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), Senator Ray Haynes, (R-Riverside) and Assemblyman George Nakano (D-Torrance). Students in the audience will be able to ask questions, as will students from South High School in Torrance, who will participate by telephone. Thousands of other students in California will view the meeting live on the California Channel or later on videotape.

Paula Gardner, a professor in the CSUS College of Education, will moderate the meeting.

More information is available by contacting LegiSchool Project Coordinator Kolleen Ostgaard at (916) 278-6906.


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