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Tomie Hahn

July 1, 2016


Hudson, NY


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Anthoniyah Sheard

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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.

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Anthoniyah Sheard

Antoniyah Sheard is 17 years old and lives in Hudson, NY.

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