Flora Ninomiya preserving the Japanese American immigrant story
Richmond Rotary Past President and Miraflores Centennial Project Chair Jan Brown presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Flora Ninomiya from Assembly Member Buddy Wicks for her role in preserving the Japanese American immigrant story.
Jan also presented Yoko Oldsgard from the Contra Costa Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) with a plaque recognizing their role in preserving the lessons learned about Japanese Americans in the movie “Blossoms and Thorns”.
Great to have Don Lau, Michele Seville and James Oshima with us – preceded by a classroom of curious young students from Concord asking lots of questions of Flora Ninomiya after the screening. After 13 years, Blossoms and Thorns is a classic shown every Friday at 2pm at the Rosie the Riveter Visitor Center theater.