Danielle Iwata is a board member of AAPI Montclair, founded in 2021, which recently became the first Asian American group in New Jersey to join the Say the Word Campaign. The group was a leader in efforts to pass an Asian American curriculum law passed by the Legislature with overwhelming bipartisan support and signed by Gov. Murphy in January.
Saturday marks the 80th Day of Remembrance of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066, which removed over 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry to remote incarceration camps for over four years. My grandmother never talked about her time in the camps. It wasn’t until she passed away that we found her collection of books and […]