A living history: mapping our collective memories
YMP is collaborating with the Central Valley Japanese American community to map sites of significance. Visit our live map to learn about the history of struggle and resilience in California's Central Valley.
The Yonsei Memory Project is a collaboration between nikiko masumoto & Brynn Saito
BRYNN SAITO is a fourth generation Japanese and Korean American poet and educator. Born in Fresno, CA, Brynn is currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the author of two books of poetry, Power Made Us Swoon (2016) and The Palace of Contemplating Departure (2013), published by Red Hen Press. More about Brynn's work at www.brynnsaito.com.
NIKIKO MASUMOTO is hapa-yonsei, organic farmer, community leader, and artist. Ms. Masumoto works with the same soil in the Central Valley of California that her issei grandparents nurtured. Her creative work includes performance and writing: a one-woman show about redress, “What We Could Carry,” and two books co-authored with family members, The Perfect Peach and Changing Season. More about Nikiko's work at www.masumoto.com.
We are grateful for all of our community support!
The Yonsei Memory Project is funded by the California State Library's Civil Liberties Public Education Program grant through our fiscal sponsor, the Fresno Arts Council.
We are also supported by donations from our many community supporters.
We look forward to hearing from you! Please fill out the form below to get in touch with the Yonsei Memory Project. (Please RSVP for the "Days of Remembrance" bus tour by going to the DOR page.)
If you are interested in donating to the Yonsei Memory Project, please address checks to the Fresno Arts Council, our fiscal sponsor, and mail to:
The Fresno Arts Council
1245 Van Ness Ave
Fresno, CA 93721