Tanforan Assembly Center Memorial Committee

The Tanforan Assembly Center Memorial Committee (TACMC) was formed in March 2012 to initiate an exhibit of photographs by Dorothea Lange and Paul Kitagaki Jr. to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the opening of the former Tanforan Assembly Center. With the approval and support of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Board of Directors and staff, the exhibit was installed at the San Bruno BART station and remains there today. TACMC and the Contra Costa JACL have supported Paul Kitagaki Jr.’s efforts to create a traveling photographic exhibit of these images.

At the same time, TACMC has been working on the creation of a permanent bronze statue memorial and plaza outside the San Bruno station, site of the former Tanforan Assembly Center.  

President

  • Doug Yamamoto

Vice President

  • Steve Okamoto

Treasurer

  • David Inada

Secretary

  • Gail Wiemann

Board Members

  • David Fielder

  • Ken Ijichi

  • Robbin Kawabata

  • Paul Kitagaki Jr

  • Karyl Matsumoto

  • Richard Oba

  • Paul Okada

  • Diana Okamoto

  • Valentina Rozas

  • Richard Sekiguchi

  • Ben Takeshita

  • Esther Takeuchi

  • Tim Wallace

  • Ken Yamashita