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This interview was conducted with Tomie Hahn on July 1st, 2016.
I asked what her life was like growing up. She talks about growing up in Pleasantville being half Japanese and half German American, alternating between a majority white school on the weekdays and a majority Japanese school on the weekends. She describes her parents who were visual artists and educators and how that impacted her. I asked her about Hudson, and how she feels about it here, and what she thinks is useful in Hudson. She describes her initial move to Hudson and a desire for the changes on Warren Street to integrate and connect with the community not on Warren Street. I also asked her about youth. We talked about teenagers being bored, and about ideas for how we can change that, at the Youth center and through communication.
Antoniyah Sheard is 17 years old and lives in Hudson, NY.
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