Buffalo Gals Luncheon
October 25 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm MDT
Celebrating the Women of Heart Mountain
By Aura Sunada Newlin
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
11:45 a.m.–1 p.m.
Kuyper Dining Pavilion
Join us for a delicious luncheon and presentation by Aura Sunada Newlin, Executive Director of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation (HMWF), who highlights stories of women who were incarcerated at Heart Mountain during World War II—who they were, what they endured, and how their legacies shape the work of the HMWF today.
Seating is limited and reservations are required. Cost is just $25 for Buffalo Bill Center of the West members and $35 for non-members. Reserve your seat today by using the form at the bottom of this page or by calling 307-578-4008.
About the speaker
Aura Sunada Newlin is a fourth-generation Wyomingite, fourth-generation Japanese American, and the Executive Director for the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation. Her heritage involves intertwined stories of imprisonment at Heart Mountain, segregated military service, and hardships suffered by railroaders who were fired because of their Japanese ancestry. She was previously a faculty member at both the University of Wyoming and Northwest College.
Born and raised in Riverton, Wyoming, Newlin earned a BA in ethnomusicology from the University of Wyoming and an MA in medical anthropology from Case Western Reserve University. Now focusing on the anthropology of law, she is a PhD candidate at Case Western Reserve University. Newlin’s work has been profiled by the Women in Wyoming podcast and gallery exhibit, the University of Wyoming’s Featured Alumni series, Wyoming PBS, and Wyoming Truths’ Women You Should Know in Wyoming series.
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