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February 3, 2014
Vietnam in the Rearview Mirror
Currently on display (Tue-Sun), 10am-5pm, Wing Luke
Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience (719 S King
St, Seattle). View Vietnam in the Rearview Mirror, an exhibit
exploring the complex and interwoven identity of Vietnamese
Americans. The display looks at Vietnamese refugees and
immigrants who built a life and established roots in America
and how the younger generation strives to shape their own
story not solely defined by the war that brought their parents to
the U.S. For info, call (206) 623-5124 or visit <www.wingluke.
I Am Filipino
Currently on display (Tue-Sun), 10am-5pm, Wing Luke
Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience (719 S King
St, Seattle). View I Am Filipino, an exhibit using personal stories
and photographs to explore how Filipino identity is impacted by
many factors, as well as how the culture lives on in the
community. Attendees can contribute to the exhibit’s ongoing
slideshow. For info, call (206) 623-5124 or visit <www.wingluke.
Oregon Voices: Change and
Challenge in Modern Oregon History
Currently on display, 10am-5pm (Mon-Sat), noon-5pm (Sun),
Oregon Historical Society Museum (1200 SW Park Ave,
Portland). Five years in the making, Oregon Voices: Change and
Challenge in Modern Oregon History is on view at the Oregon
Historical Society Museum. The interactive exhibit, which tells
Oregon’s story from 1950 forward, includes films, photographs,
recordings, digital documents, and interpretive graphs.
Admission to the museum is free for Multnomah County
residents and all Oregon school groups. For info, call (503)
222-1741 or visit <www.ohs.org>.
The Fujita Collection
Through Feb 28, noon-8pm (Mon-Tue), 10am-6pm (Wed-Sat),
noon-5pm (Sun), Kenton Library (8226 N Denver Ave, Portland).
View The Fujita Collection, a photo exhibit about Japanese
fighter pilot Nobuo Fujita. Fujita was the pilot who dropped the
first bomb on United States soil, just west of Brookings, Oregon,
during World War II. In his later years, Fujita became a pacifist
and reached out to the town. In the 1990s, he donated $1,000 to
the Brookings Public Library with a request that the funds be
used to create a collection of children’s books about other
cultures. The exhibit about Fujita and his bequest was created by
photographer Nolan Calisch. For info, call (503) 988-5370 or visit
Women of the Portland JACL
Through Mar 21, 7:30am-midnight (Mon-Thu), 7:30am-7pm
(Fri), 10am-7pm (Sat), noon-midnight (Sun), Portland State
University, Millar Library (1875 SW Park Ave, Portland). View
Beyond Convention: Women of the Portland Japanese American
Citizens League, an exhibit highlighting the pivotal roles women
have played in the Portland Japanese American Citizens League
(JACL) since its inception in the 1930s. The display draws on
Portland State University’s collection of historical records from
the JACL. For info, or to verify library or exhibit hours, call (503)
725-5874 or (503) 725-8577, or visit <www.pdx.edu/cjs>.
Manzanar: The Wartime
Photographs of Ansel Adams
Through Mar 29 (Mon-Sat), 10am-4pm, Gonzaga University,
Jundt Art Museum (502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, Wash.). View
Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams, an exhibit
of 50 images taken by the renowned photographer at the Japa-
nese-American relocation camp in Manzanar, California during
World War II. Also included in the display are three reproduc-
tions of Dorothea Lange photographing Japanese Americans who
were being evacuated; a first edition copy of the 1944 book, Born
Free and Equal, by Ansel Adams; a watercolor painting of a camp
by an internee; an original 1942 poster of the civilian exclusion
order that announced Japanese Americans were to be rounded up
for imprisonment; and many other items. For info, call (509) 313-
6611 or visit <www.gonzaga.edu/jundt>.
#iconic: Power and Pop Culture
Through Apr 13 (Tue-Sun), 10am-5pm, Wing Luke Museum
of the Asian Pacific American Experience (719 S King St,
Seattle). View #iconic: Power and Pop Culture, an exhibit
exploring how Asian-American pop icons are made and what it
means to look up to — or challenge — them. For info, call (206)
623-5124 or visit <www.wingluke.org>.
Grit: Asian Pacific Pioneers
Across the Northwest
Through Oct 19 (Tue-Sun), 10am-5pm, Wing Luke Museum of
the Asian Pacific American Experience (719 S King St, Seattle).
View Grit: Asian Pacific Pioneers Across the Northwest, an
exhibit uncovering the true stories of the earliest Asian Pacific
immigrants to the Pacific Northwest and their efforts to survive
and succeed in new terrain. Featured are Native Hawaiian
settlers of Kanaka Village in 1830s Fort Vancouver, Chinese-
American entrepreneurs in John Day, Oregon, Japanese-
American farmers in Pike Place Market, and more. For info, call
(206) 623-5124 or visit <www.wingluke.org>.
Feb 4, 11, 18 & 25, 1-4pm, Gresham Library (385 NW Miller
Ave, Gresham, Ore.). Players of all skill levels are invited to
attend a mahjong group. A coach is available to teach new
players. For info, call (503) 988-5387 or visit <events.multco
SUPER SKYSCRAPERS. “The Vertical City,” an episode of the “Super Skyscrapers” series, airs February 19 with a repeat on February 21. The
show presents the Shanghai Tower that, when complete, will be China’s tallest and the world’s second-tallest building. The 120-story “vertical city” will
include businesses, services, and hotels boasting a population equal to the country of Monaco in a community built on a footprint the size of a football
field. The four-part “Super Skyscrapers” series begins February 5. (Photo courtesy of Blink Films UK)
Meditation class for beginners
Feb 4-Mar 11 (Tue), 7-9pm, Portland Dharma Center (2514
SE Madison St, Portland). Attend “Meditation for Beginners,” a
free six-week class in the Theravada Buddhist tradition of Thai
forest meditation master Ajahn Chah. No previous meditation
experience is necessary. For info, call Jessica at (360) 721-4070 or
Feb 5, 12, 19 & 26, 10-11pm; repeats Feb 7, 14, 21 & 28, 3-4am;
Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB). Watch episodes of the “Super
Skyscrapers” series on OPB. “One World Trade Center” (Feb 5 &
7) documents the final year of construction of One World Trade
Center in New York, “Building the Future” (Feb 12 & 14) focuses
on London’s tallest and most innovative skyscraper, “The
Vertical City” (Feb 19 & 21) presents the Shanghai Tower, which
stands as a testament to China’s economic success, and “The
Billionaire Building” (Feb 26 & 28) showcases the 75-story
One57, New York’s most luxurious residential skyscraper. To
verify showtimes, call (503) 293-1982 or visit <www.opb.org>.
“After the Arab Spring”
Feb 6, noon, Portland State University, Smith Center Room
296/298 (1825 SW Broadway, Portland). Attend “After the Arab
Spring,” a free talk held as part of the Middle East Studies
Center’s “Lunch & Learn” series. The event features speaker
Marc Lynch, a professor at George Washington University. For
info, call (503) 725-4074, e-mail <middleeaststudiescenter@pdx.
edu>, or visit <www.mesc.pdx.edu>.
Feb 6, 7pm, Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing (3415 SW
Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, Ore.). Join monk and sensei Domyo
Sater Burk as she presents Zen Living, a book illustrating how to
get started on the path to peace and enlightenment, regardless of
cultural or religious affiliation. For info, call (503) 643-3131 or
Broadcasting (OPB). Watch “Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria,”
an episode of Frontline that looks at the alarming rise of
untreatable infections in hospitals and communities across the
globe. To verify showtimes, call (503) 293-1982 or visit <www.
Travel Mandarin group
Feb 11 & Mar 11, 4-5pm, Costello’s Travel Caffé (2222 NE
Broadway St, Portland). Learn about ordering food, booking
hotels, and navigating while travelling abroad at Travel
Mandarin, an event open to all ages. For info, or to register, call
(503) 888-8270 or visit <www.portlandchineselessons.com>.
Feb 12, 5:30-8pm, Gerding Theater at the Armory (128 NW
11th Ave, Portland). Attend an event designed to help
professionals of color make connections as they settle in Portland.
Food is provided and everyone who supports diversity in the
workplace is welcome. For info, or to register (by February 7 at
3:00pm), call (503) 552-6775, e-mail <mwatanabe@portland
alliance.com>, or visit <www.partnersindiversity.org>.
Free domestic violence support class
Feb 12-May 14 (Wed), Oregon City, Ore. Women who have
been affected by domestic violence are invited to attend a free
class presented by the Women’s Empowerment Project. The
course — which meets for two-and-a-half hours weekly for 14
weeks — covers topics such as safety planning, establishing
equitable relationships, accessing community resources,
understanding the cycle of violence, and more. For info, including
location and time, or to register (required), call Patricia at (503)
655-8776 or e-mail <email@example.com>.
“Oregon Success Stories in
Doing Business with Japan”
Feb 7, 6pm (conversation corner), 6:30-8pm (lecture), Port-
land State University School of Business Administration, Room
490 (631 SW Harrison St, Portland). Attend “Academies in
Contemporary China as Sites of Cultural Heritage Tourism,” a
free lecture by Dr. Linda Walton, professor emerita at Portland
State University. Prior to the talk, the Confucius Institute is
hosting a Chinese conversation corner for guests to practice
their Chinese language skills. For info, call (503) 725-8576,
e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org>, or visit <www.oia.pdx.edu/
Feb 13, 6pm, Portland State University (PSU), Smith Center
Room 238 (1825 SW Broadway, Portland). Attend “How Japanese
Corn Soup Transformed an Oregon Food Processor,” a talk held
as part of the “Oregon Success Stories in Doing Business with
Japan” series presented by the PSU Center for Japanese Studies.
The event focuses on a 50-year-old Oregon frozen-berry-
processing company that was transformed into an innovative and
collaborative producer of soup ingredients for export to Japan.
The story shows how a business can adapt to opportunities
presented by globalization and become educated about doing
business in another culture as well as learn about the
international presence of the food processing sector in Oregon.
For info, call (503) 725-8577, e-mail <email@example.com>, or visit
“Pre-K Mandarin” class
Feb 9, 16 & 23, 2:30-3:30pm, Holgate Library (7905 SE
Holgate Blvd, Portland). Learn Chinese chess from a master
player at an all-ages class taught in Cantonese and Mandarin.
Boards and pieces are provided. For info, call (503) 988-5389 or
Feb 13-Mar 13 (Thu), 9:15-10am, East Portland Community
Center (740 SE 106th Ave, Portland). Children three to five years
old are invited to join a Thursday “Pre-K Mandarin” class. For
info, call (503) 888-8270 or visit <www.portlandchineselessons.
com>. To register, call (503) 823-3450 or visit <www.portland
Chinese heritage tourism
Free citizenship classes
Feb 9-Mar 16 (Sun), 1-3pm, Midland Library (805 SE 122nd
Ave, Portland). Learn about the process of becoming a U.S.
citizen and prepare for the citizenship interview at free classes
taught in English by library volunteers. Participants learn about
U.S. history and government. For info, call (503) 988-6318. To
register (required), call (503) 988-5234 or visit <events.
Feb 11, 4-5:30pm, Fairview-Columbia Library (1520 NE
Village St, Fairview, Ore.). Teens in grades six through 12 are
invited to learn how to make Lao chicken noodle soup using
homemade noodles topped with fresh fried garlic, green onions,
and cilantro at an “Asian Soups” class. While waiting for the soup
to cook, participants can roll up and enjoy salad rolls for
appetizers. For info, call 988-5655 or visit <events.multcolib.
“Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria”
Feb 11, 10-11pm; repeats Feb 13, 3-4am; Oregon Public
Youth badminton tournament
Feb 15, 10am, Portland Badminton Club (7275 NW Evergreen
Pkwy, Building F #250, Hillsboro, Ore.). Watch or participate in
the Winter Junior Oregon Open badminton tournament, an
event hosted by the Portland Badminton Club that features
singles and doubles action at all levels for youth five to 17 years
old. For info, to obtain a competition schedule, or to register (by
Feb 11), call (503) 640-8659 or visit <www.portlandbadminton
“Extraordinary Women: Indira Ghandi”
Feb 17, 10-11pm; repeats Feb 19, 3-4am; Oregon Public
Broadcasting (OPB). Watch “Indira Ghandi,” an episode of
“Extraordinary Women” that focuses on how Gandhi
transformed India into an independent democracy. To verify
showtimes, call (503) 293-1982 or visit <www.opb.org>.
School Exclusion Day
Feb 19. School Exclusion Day in Oregon is Wednesday,
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