During World War II, America’s shameful Executive Order 9066 was used to authorize the forced removal and imprisonment of over 110,000 Japanese Americans and people of Japanese ancestry in the United States.
Oregon’s Minoru Yasui was jailed for nine months in solitary confinement in Portland for his courageous act of civil disobedience against the racist orders.
On Saturday, March 27, please join our partners at The Minoru Yasui Legacy Project and the Japanese American Museum of Oregon to honor civil rights icon Minoru Yasui’s tireless fight for equality, humanity, and civil rights.
Tune in for a fireside chat with U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) about social justice issues and challenges that impact immigrants and refugees as well as current national legislation. Plus, don’t miss your chance to screen a short, locally-produced, national award-winning film about Min’s legacy, and meet the winners of the Minoru Yasui Student Contest.
Free, but registration is required.