June Arima Schumann

June Arima Schumann is a Nikkei who was born in Japan of a Japanese American mother and a Japanese national father. When she was 11, she came to the United States classed as an alien dependent of a U.S. citizen. She grew up in Denver and received a B.A. in art education at Ottawa University in Kansas, and an M.S.W. at Temple University. Her professional career for over thirty years was as policy and program planner in gerontology services. She is one of the founders and the first director for the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, established in 1998.

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  • Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center

    Established in 1998 by the nonprofit Oregon Nikkei Endowment, the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center (ONLC) is a museum about Oregon's Japanese Americans. The museum's mission is to preserve and share the history of Oregon Nikkei, educate the public about the Nikkei in American history, and advocate for civil liberties guaranteed …

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