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February 24, 2024
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Civic Plaza Community Rooms
275 Main Street
Fourth Floor

Watsonville, CA 95076
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Celebration of Life Tribute to Mas Hashimoto

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Watsonville Public Library, Friends of the Watsonville Public Library and Watsonville-Santa Cruz Japanese American Citizens League invite you to the “Tribute to Mas Hashimoto” event. This special event will honor and commemorate the legacy of our beloved teacher, activist, and community leader, Mas Hashimoto. The program will include a screening of Mas Hashimoto’s TEDx TALK introducing his presentation of "Racism and America's Concentration Camps", with opening remarks by Susan Tatsui D’Arcy who encouraged Mas to do the talk and arranged for filming of the impactful 19-minute video. Featured guests and performers include: Carol Heitzig, former WPL Director current Friends President, as the Mistress of Ceremonies; a performance by Watsonville Taiko Drummers; a Haiku in memory of Mas by Bob Gomez, Watsonville Poet Laureate; and speaker presentations and remembrances of Mas Hashimoto by Marcia Hashimoto, Sandy Lydon, Geri Solano-Simmons and Erica Padilla Chavez.

La Biblioteca Pública Watsonvillelos Amigos de la Biblioteca Pública Watsonville y Watsonville-Santa Cruz Japanese American Citizens League le invitan al evento Homenaje a la Vida de Mas Hashimoto. Este evento especial honrará y conmemorará el legado de nuestro querido maestro, activista y líder comunitario, Mas Hashimoto. 


Entre los invitados y artistas figuran: Carol Heitzigex directora de la Biblioteca y presidenta actual de los Amigos de la Bibliotecacomo maestra de ceremoniasuna presentación de Watsonville Taiko Drummers; un Haiku en memoria de Mas leído por Bob Gómez, Poeta Laureado; y Marcia Hashimoto, Sandy Lydon, Geri Solano-Simmons y Erica Padilla Chávez quienes compartirán sus recuerdos sobre Mas Hashimoto. 

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