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"The Asian Influence in the Sierra"

November, 2017  •  Auburn, California 95603

(schedule to be posted in mid-June)

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The “Let’s Never Forget" series is a community celebration of history and culture established in 2014. This year the theme is "The Asian Influence" in the Sierra and foothills. Numerous events will commemorate and honor the contributions, experiences, history and resilience of the first generations of Asian Americans in the foothills.

The goal of “Let’s Never Forget" is to include the educational community in preservation of the Asian history of the area, so organizers are gathering ideas to include students and teachers in this project. We're dedicated to presenting a series that reaches as many of the honorees and families as we can. Thank you for your interest.


  • The Let’s Never Forget Series covers a changing theme each year based on culturally significant events in history. Each theme will have made a national or global impact and also had strong ties to the Auburn Community.

  • Multiple public intellectual and artistic events will engage the audience in contemporary dialog and discussion in the hopes to leave a lasting impression for the community to continue on their own exploration of the topic… and to Never Forget.

  • The “Let’s Never Forget" series began in September, 2014 with three-day event about a Czech author/filmmaker Arnost Lustig. The event was titled "The Night and Hope of Arnost Lustig, a Holocaust Survivor's Story” presented at locations in Auburn, Roseville and Rocklin. The series featured a VIP reception, literary readings, historic films, a Dinner Gala, and panel discussion.

  • In 2015 the series commemorated "The Greatest Generation” with veterans and their contemporaries recounting their World War II experiences at home and abroad. The “Satin Dollz” were brought in for USO-era entertainment; there were movies about WW II and a panel discussion with veterans and survivors. On Saturday we held an event in downtown Auburn, featuring dozens of vintage military vehicles and a 1940’s-era classic car show.

  • Proceeds from the 2017 event will support programs of the Placer JACL Chapter, the Chinese Joss House Museum in Historic Old Auburn, the Chinese Cemetery in Auburn, the Center for Asian American Media, and the Chinese Railroad Workers Memorial project.

  • The Let's Never Forget 2017 Committee is an all-volunteer group of community leaders. Co-chaired by Dr. Bill Kirby and Stewart Feldman, its members include Kelly Kreeger, John Ruffcorn, E. Ken Tokutomi, Carolyn Nunn-Lum, Eric Chun, Renee Silvera Berg, David Unruhe, Richard Yue, Dr. Renee Regacho-Anaclerio, Tracie VanWicklin, and many volunteers.

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