Swing band performance and panel discussion

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Community Event

Jan 201024
12:30p.m. - 2:30p.m.

Multnomah Central Library
801 SW 10th Avenue
Portland, Oregon
United States

Exile & Return: Portland's Japanese American Community Following Executive Order 9066
Swing band performance and panel discussion
Sunday, January 24, 2010, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Multnomah County Central Library, U.S. Bank Room
801 SW 10th Avenue, Portland

In conjunction with Portland Center Stage 's production of Snow Falling on Cedars , Oregon Nikkei Endowment is jointly hosting this event at Portland's Central Library to explore Japanese American culture and history during the internment and post-war periods, featuring live music and community conversation. Following a performance by the Minidoka Swing Band , there will be a panel discussion with Ellen Eisenberg (author of the book The First to Cry Down Injustice: Western Jews and Japanese Removal During WW II ), Gary Higashi, Linda Tamura and Henry Sakamoto. The panel will focus on the early 1950s – the post-internment period for people of Japanese ancestry, and the re-establishment of lives along the West Coast.


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