Day of Remembrance, Hood River, Oregon

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Feb 200718

Hood River Middle School
1602 May Street

Hood River, Oregon
United States

Day of Remembrance 2007

1:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Day of Remembrance events
5:00 p.m. - Jake Shimabukuro in concert

Hood River will be the setting for commemorative public events on February 18, 2007, honoring Hood River’s Japanese American history and heritage, highlighted by a 5:00pm performance by ukulele phenomenon, Jake Shimabukuro. Preceding this concert, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., the public is invited to attend public presentations and historical displays about the forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.

Tickets for the Jake Shimabukuro performance at the Hood River Middle School Auditorium, on Sunday, February 18 at 5:00 PM are available by telephone: 541-386-2055, or at Waucoma Bookstore, Hood River; Klindt’s Bookstore, The Dalles; Collage of the Gorge, White Salmon; Artifice, Stevenson; Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, Portland. $15 Adult - $10 Senior over 62- $2 Student K-12.

All events will be held at the Hood River Middle School, 1602 May Street, Hood River. Everyone welcome. No charge for pre-concert events.

Preceding the concert, individuals and community groups, including ONLC and the Hood River County Historical Museum, will present displays to educate about that period of history. There will be historical photos and displays, cultural and artistic participatory events, gift and book sales, ethnic snacks and drinks, and a silent auction.

1:00 p.m. - opening event: a special video presentation, “Circle of Freedom, Lost and Restored,” by Connie Nice, Museum Coordinator, Hood River County Historical Museum.

2:00 p.m. - panel presentation, with the focus on Hood River’s Japanese American history and heritage. Speakers: Lawson Inada, Oregon’s poet laureate and professor of English; Linda Tamura, Willamette University professor; and Peggy Nagae, attorney and former assistant dean of the University of Oregon School of Law.

3:00-3:45 p.m. - introductory ukulele workshop for youth in the Middle School music room, led by Larry Wyatt. Registration required: 541-386-2055. No charge.

Bravissimo! Columbia Gorge Music and Arts Camp, a special project of the Hood River County Education Foundation, is the organizer and community sponsor of these events.

For Day of Remembrance and Concert information: www.hammock.net/jake
For information about Jake Shimabukuro: www.jakeshimabukuro.com

 

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