Portland JACL General Meeting

Portland JACL General Meeting

June 13, 2021

Screening of Shikata Ga Nai: An Inconvenient American. (Virtual)

Shikata Ga Nai: An Inconvenient American is Lauren Yanase’s exploration of her family’s history. It follows the story of the Kato family during World War II as Japanese Americans along the West Coast were being forcefully removed into incarceration camps.

Lauren attends Bennington College. She graduated high school from St. Mary’s Academy in Portland and has previously written creative fiction and nonfiction accounts of Japanese American internment and has been recognized regionally and nationally for her writing. In 2019, she earned the Girl Scout Gold Award for her documentary about the Japanese American
internment. This is a prestigious honor, with fewer than six percent of Girl Scouts worldwide earning this award.

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