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Everyday Conversations on Race for Everyday People

Sep 14, 2020

Janet Hamada

Japanese and Jewish

Executive Director- The Next Door Inc.

Mid-Columbia Region     


Father and family in internment camp although 4th generation Japanese-American

Mother’s family is Jewish


Didn’t realize about issues of being bi-racial

When she went to UK- everyone stared at her

People would assume it was safe to say anti-semitic things because they didn’t realize she was also Jewish

Being from internment and hearing stories

Also husband lost family in the holocaust

Part of her identity- afraid that we are going in direction of Nazi Germany


The Next Door- to help families of color and low income

Saw family separation and doesn’t want that to happen

How has being Jewish impacted her

Instilled with jewish identity

Centuries of being persecuted

Jewish people who are Trump supporters