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Friends of Topaz Benefit Lunch in San Francisco on May 6, 2017

Come join us for an inspiring event to benefit the Topaz Museum.

Hear about the artists, poets, and writers whose talents portrayed both the hardships and undaunted spirit of the Topaz incarcerees.

Get a glimpse of the new exhibits on view at the Topaz Museum.

Top raffle ticket prizes include weekend trip packages to the Topaz Museum's Grand Opening.


Mark Johnson, Professor of Art and Gallery Director at San Francisco State University, was the principal editor of the book, Asian American Art: A History, 1850-1970 published by Stanford University Press and was co-curator of the 2008 de Young Museum exhibition, Asian/American/Modern Art: Shifting Currents, 1900-1970.

Patricia Wakida, a writer and artist, is the co-editor of Only What We Could Carry: The Japanese American Internment Experience with poet Lawson Fusao Inada and Unfinished Message: Selected Works of Toshio Mori, both published by Heyday Books.

Jane Beckwith is president of the Topaz Museum Board. For over 30 years she has worked to preserve the Topaz National Historic Landmark and create the Topaz Museum in Delta, Utah.

The Topaz Museum preserves the story of the Topaz Relocation "camp" which is one of ten camps where 120,000 members of the Japanese American community were unjustly incarcerated during World War II. The Topaz Museum's mission is to educate the public so that this injustice will never happen again.

The Friends of Topaz would like to thank the Buchanan YMCA for its support of this program.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
San Francisco Buchanan YMCA
1530 Buchanan Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

Ticket price $50 includes bento lunch

Children, 12 and under, $15

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