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Oakmont Sunday Symposium

Events begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Berger Center

Nov. 6: Phil Barber: “Japanese-Americans Were Loyal, so Why Were They Sent Away?”

As journalist Phil Barber has written in the Press Democrat, In 1942 “120,000 Americans of Japanese heritage were targeted … and had no idea where they were going, or what might happen to their homes and orchards, or when — or if — they’d ever return.” While these Americans were sent to prison camps, one good thing happened: Many of their neighbors in Sonoma County took care of their land for them until the families came home. Barber will discuss this very interesting, but difficult, period in our local history.

Nov. 13: Susan Gorin: “What’s Up in Sonoma County?”

Susan Gorin, the Sonoma County Supervisor representing the Oakmont area, will update us on what’s going on in Sonoma County. Gorin has been in government for over two decades and says she looks forward to answering questions and will clue us in on what’s happening in our county.

The Oakmont Sunday Symposium is open to Oakmont residents and their guests. The events take place in person; no Zoom option is available. A $3 donation is requested. Visit oakmontsundaysymposium. org for more information and updates.