Did You Know? SFSU Fun Facts

12 Mar

Did you know the waterfall outside of the Cesar Chavez Student Center is a memorial art piece titled the Garden of Remembrance? The waterfall garden, designed and dedicated by renowned Japanese American Artist Ruth Asawa, is a tribute to the 19 SF State students who were pulled out of school and taken to internment camps during World War II. More than 120,000 Japanese American citizens were held in internment camps from 1942-1946. The garden contains 10 boulders that serve as symbolic reminders of the different internment camps. A waterfall on the east side of the memorial represents energy and renewal, and the Japanese Americans’ return to their homes. Learn more by visiting the plaque near the garden.



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