April Speaker Series: Stan Shikuma – “Tule Lake: Resistance & Reconciliation”
Guest speaker Stan Shikuma has been to every Tule Lake Pilgrimage since 1979 - about 20 in all. He has organized the Washington-Oregon contingent for the Pilgrimage since 1982 and served on the Tule Lake Committee board for the last five years. Also served as leader for the hike to the top of Castle Rock for the last 15 years.
Stan’s family on his mother’s side was sent to Tule Lake, CA in May 1942, like many Japanese Americans in rural Western Washington. Stan plans to speak about his family’s history, the history of a few other families who ended up in the Segregation Center, the origins and development of the Tule Lake Pilgrimage, important lessons learned and about many who lived through the experience.