Joyce Turnbull

Joyce Turnbull
Compassion Conductor
Growing up in Whitehall as a Japanese-American in the 1950s and ‘60s, Joyce Turnbull faced a significant amount of discrimination. However, not nearly as much as her mother, who was sent to a Japanese internment camp after Pearl Harbor. Joyce graduated from WYHS in 1969, was a Navy wife for 20 years while raising three sons.  She now lives with her husband, Del Reynolds, in a suburb of Chicago. Her mother never speaks of her time in the internment camp which has made Joyce all the more curious as she spends time researching why and what happened to Japanese-Americans during WWII.

Since 9/11 and more than 70 years after Pearl Harbor, Joyce is concerned about the same racial discrimination she sees in America even today. She feels it’s important to remember that we do not choose our ethnicity or our parents. Her mission is to spread understanding through compassion and acceptance.
Walter Armes Learning Center
at Whitehall-Yearling High School
675 S. Yearling Road
Whitehall, OH 43213
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