Joy Hashimoto

Joy Hashimoto tells how her mother was contacted to begin YWCA groups in Japanese internment camps during world war 2 and then she describes her own participation in the Y’s Girl Reserves as a young woman and later as a leader in Salt Lake City.

1925 — Photograph shows the JARES Club. In the 1920’s the YWCA formed the local Japanese American Girl Reserves, known as the “JARES Club”. In the 1930’s the YWCA’s Girl Reserve Department had thirteen clubs for high school girls, including one club for African- American girls, one club for Japanese-American girls, and one for girls living in the YWCA neighborhood.

Used by permission, Joy Hashimoto.

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