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Jewel Okawachi 

When: Mon., Dec. 17, 12:30 p.m. 2007
Price: free

A desert swatch fifty miles from Phoenix was transformed into Gila RiverWarRelocationCenter during World War II, at one point becoming Arizona's fourth-largest "city," with over 13,000 involuntary "residents." As part of the lunchtime Brown Bag Speakers Forum series at the Albany Library (1247 Marin Ave., Albany) on Dec. 17, Albany City Councilmember Jewel Okawachi shares her memories of the time her family spent confined at Gila River, whose fences lacked barbed wire -- lending it the distinction of being considered one of the less cruel camps in its era. A question-and-answer period follows. 12:30 p.m.

— Anneli Rufus


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