Banquet Honors Connie and Nobuko Masuoka

On Sunday, June 30, 2013, at the Multnomah Athletic Club, the Oregon Nikkei Endowment honored longtime Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center librarian, Lily Kajiwara with the Heart of the Community Award and the Matthew Masuoka Family (Matt, Nobuko “Nobi” and Connie) with the Paving the Way Award

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Minidoka Swing Band: Searchlight Seranade

Saturday August 24, 2013 Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, Grand Ballroom 921 SW 6th Avenue Join us for Searchlight Serenade and dessert, followed by Big Band Era music performed by the Minidoka Swing Band. Searchlight Serenade is a documentary inspired by the actual lives and stories of internees who played music as a soulful escape for themselves and ... Read More

Portland JACL Community Project

EDI is a non-profit agency that provides leadership training to Asian and Hispanic professionals to build a community of diverse global leaders.

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2013 Nikkei Community Picnic

Sunday, August 18, 2013 Oaks Park: (South Park under the large stiped tent) Noon – 5:00PM Join us for an afternoon of food and fun! The picnic is sponsored by organizations of the Nikkei community to celebrate our ethnic heritage.

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Japanese American Graduation Banquet

The 66th annual Japanese American Graduation Banquet honored the high school graduating class of 2013. Our keynote speaker this year was Todd Yuzuriha, a sansei who grew up in southeast Portland and attended Parkrose High School.

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Photos Sought of JACLers and Community Allies Who Fought for Redress

To ensure JACL recognizes these “foot-soldiers” ofthe redress story, we are seeking photos of JACLchapter and district members and other allies whotook part in any capacity. Photos need not be contemporary, but may be of participants from their “younger” redress days.

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Going to Washington

The National JACL Convention will be held July 24th to July 26th in Washington, D.C. with a theme of Justice for All and all JACL members and friends are invited to attend!

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2013 Unite People’s 4th Annual Chili Feed

Unite People is holding it's Fourth Annual Chili Feed! Saturday, May 18, 2011 at 5:00 - 9:00P Event: Fourth Annual Unite People Chili Feed and Raffle Date: Saturday, May 18. 5pm Where: Lower Level of Epworth United Methodist Church, 1333 SE 28th, Portland Cost: $8 for Adults or ... Read More

American Heroes: WWII Nisei Soldiers

American Heroes: Japanese American WWII Nisei Soldiers and the Congressional Gold Medal This year marks the 70th Anniversary of the formation of the segregated WWII 442nd Regimental Combat Team.

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Japanese American Graduation Banquet

The 2013 Annual Japanese American Graduation Banquet will be held at the Multnomah Athletic Club on Sunday, May 5th. All of the community is invited to attend. For tickets, please contact Ron Iwasaki, 503-628-2965.

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Portland's 2013 Day of Remembrance

On February 17th, the Portland chapter of JACL held its annual Day of Remembrance at Portland State University. The chapter welcomed a special guest speaker, Floyd Mori, Executive Director of the National JACL, Emeritus.

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Portland JACL Testifies in Opposition to the Portland Joint Terrorism Task Force

On Wednesday, March 27, 2013 Portland JACL Board Member Jim Kennedy testified before the Portland City Council in opposition to the Portland Joint Terrorism Task Force a partenership between the Portland Police Buearu and the FBI.

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