RACE TALKS: Uniting to Break the Chains of Racism

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Presented By: RACE TALKS: Uniting to Break the Chains of Racism

Who Gets To Be American? The Connection Between Our Current Immigration Crisis and WWII American Concentration Camps

Movies + Conversations

May 10, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Cost: Free


Mitzi Asai Loftus, Survivor & Toby Asai Loftus, Descendant


Date: May 10, 2022

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Hybrid: McMenamins Kennedy School Gym & Zoom
5736 NE 33rd Ave
Portland,OR97211United States
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Join RACE TALKS and Mitzi Asai Loftus (Survivor) & Toby Asai Loftus (Descendant) as they explore the correlations between the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII and present-day refugee policies and protests.

Screening of: OPB Oregon Experience – Japanese Oregon Americans: Beyond the Wire

“Program provided courtesy of Oregon Public Broadcasting and the Oregon Historical Society. Funding for Oregon Experience “Oregon’s Japanese Americans: Beyond the Wire” was provided by the Harold & Arlene Schnitzer Care Foundation, Arlene Schnitzer and Jordan Schnitzer, the Robert D. & Marcia H. Randall Charitable Trust Fund for Lifelong Learning, the Clark Foundation, the Stephen D. and Marilyn C. Kerman Charitable Fund, Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird, Jon and Nancy Decherd, and Russell and Sylvia Yamada.”

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