Denver’s mayor says he shares the sense of urgency expressed by pedestrian, bicycling and transit advocates who want the city to channel more money to projects aimed at helping residents get around easier.
Bob Fuchigami was one of eight children of Japanese parents growing up in Yuba City, Calif., in 1942, when the family received notice that they had six days to dispose of their property and report to a train station for transport to an internment camp
“They just told us to get rid of everything except for certain items. I didn’t learn where we were going,” he said Sunday at a Day of Remembrance in Denver.
The commemoration of the 75th anniversary of President Franklin Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066, drew hundreds of people to History Colorado Center.
On a recent afternoon in a classroom tucked inside an Aurora Goodwill retail store, 20 adult students, dressed in their professional best, sat at rows of small tables.
Some hoped to break back into the workforce after years away. Others, immigrants, have struggled to find good jobs despite education and experience gained in different countries. Still others hoped to trade dead-end positions for career stepping-stones.