Couple Speaking At Concord University’s Constitution Day Event About Experiences In Internment Camp During World War II

For Immediate Release: 
Sep 21 2016

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement 

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312, news@concord.edu

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COUPLE SPEAKING AT CONCORD UNIVERSITY’S CONSTITUTION DAY EVENT ABOUT EXPERIENCES IN INTERNMENT CAMP DURING WORLD WAR II

 

ATHENS, W.Va. – Saburo and Marion Masada, who along with thousands of other Japanese Americans, were forcibly removed from their homes during World War II and imprisoned in American internment camps, are visiting Concord University Sept. 26-30, 2016. The Masadas will be the speakers at Concord’s annual Constitution Day activities on Tuesday, Sept. 27, will facilitate a social work continuing education training and will be in a variety of classes throughout the week.

The couple’s Constitution Day presentation on Sept. 27 is entitled “When Our Constitution Became a Scrap of Paper” and will take place at 7 p.m. in the Pais Fellowship Hall in University Point. This presentation is open to the campus community and the general public at no charge. Concord’s chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society, is hosting the event.

Funding for the Masadas’ visit to Concord University was provided by the Department of Social Work.  For additional information contact Dr. Ida Mills at 304-384-6083.

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Saburo and Marion Masada

 

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