Events Calendar

Events in February 2023

  • - InterACT!: The Art of Creating Together
    InterACT!: The Art of Creating Together

    InterACT!: The Art of Creating Together


    February 2, 2023

    January 13–February 5, 2023

    InterACT!: The Art of Creating Together is a month-long collection of collaborative experiences, gatherings and art making. Through intentional interactions, we are coming together after years of social distancing, quarantining and isolation caused by the pandemic.

    InterACT!: The Art of Creating Together is a series of workshops and conversations that encourage us to not just observe, but interact. Not just be a bystander, but an active participant. 

    InterACT: The Art of Creating Together features a performance and book talk by national performing artists Nobuko Miyamoto and traci-kato-kiriyama, who bring their talents, passions for social justice, and storytelling to us in an evening performance on January 21.

    More details at jamo.org/exhibits/interact

    InterACT! Flyer

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  • - Yonsei Memory Project's online artist showcase, Unite People's Monthly Meet-Up
    Yonsei Memory Project's online artist showcase

    Yonsei Memory Project's online artist showcase


    February 17, 2023

    2023 Day of Remembrance Artist Showcase: Fri, Feb 17th 5pm PT

    Presentations by featured artists:

    TRACI KATO-KIRIYAMA, award-winning multidisciplinary artist, organizer, cultural producer, and author of Navigating With(out) Instruments whose work is grounded in collaborative process, collective self-determination, and art+community.

    TT TAKEMOTO, artist, scholar and experimental filmmaker whose work honors queer Asian Americans who lived, loved, and labored together during the prewar era and beyond.

    KELLEE MATSUSHITA-TSENG, co-founder of Bitter Cotyledons, a group dedicated to bringing the queer AAPI community together through land stewardship, growing Asian vegetables, and sharing ancestral culinary and cultural traditions.

    Register for the virtual event here

    Yonsei Memory Project DOR 2023 flyer

    Unite People's Monthly Meet-Up

    Unite People's Monthly Meet-Up


    February 17, 2023

    Unite People, Portland JACL's youth group, regularly meets the 3rd Friday of every month at Epworth. Contact connie@pdxjacl.org with questions.

    Epworth United Methodist Church
    1333 SE 28th Ave
    Portland, OR 97214
  • - Day of Remembrance 2023: No-No Girl Film Screening
    Day of Remembrance 2023: No-No Girl Film Screening

    Day of Remembrance 2023: No-No Girl Film Screening


    February 19, 2023

    Portland will host a screening of No-No Girl followed by an interview with the director and artists.

    February 19, 2023 at 1:30 pm
    Lincoln Recital Hall at PSU

    The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to Marleen at marleen@pdxjacl.org.

    About the Film

    Before being uprooted and forcibly removed, many Japanese American families resorted to burying belongings in their backyards thinking- one day they'd be back.

    No No Girl is a generational, Japanese American story that intersects ideas of identity, family, duty and the traumas of war and relocation. Almost a century removed from WWII and the incarceration of her ancestors, one young daughter will take it upon herself to shine a light on their past and uncover the mysteries that have been haunting their family.

    No No Girl Portland Screening Poster

    1620 SW Park Ave.
    Room 75, in the basement
    Portland, OR 97201

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