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February 17, 2014
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
The Fujita Collection
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). See
story by Sarah Eadie on page 11.
WITNESS. Witness: The Legacy of Heart Mountain, a documentary co-produced by David Ono and Jeff MacIntyre exploring the legacy of people of
Japanese heritage who were incarcerated at the Heart Mountain internment camp during World War II, is screening Wednesday, March 5. At the heart
of the film are striking photos taken from inside the camp by George and Frank C. Hirahara. (Photo courtesy of Washington State University MASC
George & Frank C. Hirahara Collection)
Free ESOL class
Galisky, 90 mins.) For info, call (503) 877-9379, e-mail
<firstname.lastname@example.org>, or visit <www.api-pride.blogspot.com>.
To learn more, visit <www.papersthemovie.com>.
Through Apr 30 (Wed), 6:30-8:30pm, Multnomah University,
Mitchell Library (8435 NE Glisan St, Portland). Take part in free
Community ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
classes presented by Multnomah University. Drop-ins are
welcome and materials are provided free of charge. No class is
held during spring break (March 26). For info, call (503) 349-1671
or e-mail <email@example.com>.
Feb 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.multcolib.org>.
Feb 19 & 26, 10-11pm; repeats Feb 21 & 28, 3-4am; Oregon
Public Broadcasting (OPB). Watch episodes of the “Super
Skyscrapers” series on OPB. “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>.
Democracy and the U.S.-Korea alliance
Feb 20, 4-6pm, Portland State University, College of Urban &
Public Affairs, Second Floor Gallery (506 SW Mill St, Portland).
Join Katharine H.S. Moon of Wellesley College as she discusses
her book, Protesting America: Democracy and the U.S.-Korea
Alliance. Moon is an expert on the U.S.-Korea alliance and
comparative social movements in East Asia. For info, call (503)
725-3007 or visit <www.pdx.edu/asian-studies>.
A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution
Feb 20, 7:30pm, Powell’s Books on Hawthorne (3723 SE
Hawthorne Blvd, Portland). Join Diane Musho Hamilton as she
presents Everything Is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict
Resolution, a book that provides readers the tools needed for
dynamic, vital, and effective relationships, both personal and
professional. For info, call (503) 238-1668 or visit <www.powells.
Health and science career conference
Feb 21, 8am-5pm, Oregon Health & Science University,
Marquam Hill Campus Auditorium (3181 SW Sam Jackson Park
Rd, Portland). High school and college students are invited to
attend the OHSU Health and Science Career Conference, a free
conference featuring presentations, staff-guided tours, breakout
sessions focusing on potential career paths, and more. Breakfast
and lunch are provided. For info, or to register (required), call
(503) 494-5657, e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org>, or visit <www.ohsu.
Still I Strive
Feb 21, 7-9pm, Portland State University, Smith Center,
Multicultural Center (1825 SW Broadway, Portland). Attend a
free screening of Still I Strive, a story about children at an
orphanage in Phnom Penh, Cambodia who aspire to perform in
front of Princess Bopha Devi. To reserve free tickets (required for
entry), call (503) 725-3307. To learn more, visit <www.stillistrive.
Free “Fix-It Fair”
Feb 22, 9:30am-3pm, David Douglas High School (1001 SE
135th Ave, Portland). Attend a free City of Portland “Fix-It Fair”
connecting residents with money-saving, environmentally
friendly resources and activities. Exhibits and workshops offer
information on home and personal health, utility savings, food
and nutrition, community resources, recycling, yard care, lead
testing, bike maintenance, and more. The event also features
lunch and free on-site childcare. For info, call (503) 823-4309,
e-mail <email@example.com>, or visit <www.portland
Feb 22, 5-8:30pm, Center for Intercultural Organizing (700 N
Killingsworth St, Portland). Attend a free screening of Papers, a
Portland-produced documentary about undocumented youth and
the challenges they face as they turn 18 without legal status. The
event, which is presented by Asian Pacific Islander Pride,
includes a discussion and refreshments. (USA, 2009, Anne
ONLC free admission days
Feb 22-23, 11am-3pm (Sat), noon-3pm (Sun), Oregon Nikkei
Legacy Center (121 NW Second Ave, Portland). Take advantage
of free admission to the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center (ONLC)
and view Capturing a Generation through the Eye of a Lens, a
collection of photographs of Portland’s Nisei (second-generation
Japanese Americans) taken between 1948 and 1954 by Frank C.
Hirahara. The display is on view through June 15. For info, call
(503) 224-1458 or visit <www.oregonnikkei.org>.
“Chanko” cooking class
Feb 23, 10am-1:30pm, West Linn Adult Community Center
(1180 Rosemont Rd, West Linn, Ore.). Learn the ins and outs of
making “Chanko” (Japanese sumo-wrestler’s stew) at a class
taught by Indonesia-born chef Surja Tjahaja. For info, or to
register, call (503) 557-4700 or visit <www.westlinnoregon.gov>.
Day of Remembrance event
Feb 23, 2pm, Portland State University, Hoffmann Hall (1833
SW 11th Ave, Portland). Commemorate the 70th anniversary of
Executive Order 9066 — which led to the incarceration of more
than 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry during World War II
— at the Portland Japanese American Citizens League’s Day of
Remembrance. The free event includes a panel featuring Native-
American and Japanese-American community members com-
menting on a shared history of discrimination as well as perfor-
mances by Portland Taiko and Native-American drummers. For
info, call 1-877-843-6914 or visit <www.pdxjacl.org>.
for Oneself in Mao’s China,” a free lecture presented by Portland
State University’s Dr. Jennifer Ruth. 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 or visit <www.oia.pdx.edu/confucius>.
“Visual Language of Chinese Buddhism”
Mar 1, 9:30am, Portland State University, College of Urban &
Public Affairs, Room 250 (506 SW Mill St, Portland). Attend
“Visual Language of Chinese Buddhism: An Introduction,” a free
talk presented by Dr. Kevin Greenwood of Willamette University
about the fundamentals of Chinese and Tibetan Buddhist
iconography and its historical evolution. For info, call (503) 725-
8576 or visit <www.pdx.edu/asian-studies>.
Free practice SAT
Mar 1, noon-4:30pm, Multnomah County Central Library
(801 SW 10th Ave, Portland). High school juniors and seniors are
invited to take a free, fully-proctored practice SAT to show stu-
dents what to expect in a test-like environment. Students receive
a comprehensive analysis of their performance on the test, which
details individual strengths and weaknesses. For info, or to
register, call (503) 988-5234 or visit <events.multcolib.org>.
Multnomah County Central Library tour
Mar 1 & 18; Mar 1, 11am-noon; Mar 18, 6:30-7:30pm; Multno-
mah County Central Library (801 SW 10th Ave, Portland). Take
a tour of the 100-year-old Multnomah County Central Library
while learning about the history of the 150-year-old library
system, which was founded in 1864. The tour starts at the first
floor welcome desk. For info, or to register (required), call (503)
988-5234 or visit <events.multcolib.org>.
Portland Shogi Club
Feb 24, 7-9pm, Venetian Theatre & Bistro (253 E Main St,
Hillsboro, Ore.). Attend “Apes Apart: Chromosome Evolution in
Gibbons,” a talk about small apes, or gibbons, that live in South-
east Asia. The gibbons, which have distinct traits that separate
them from their cousins, have experienced “reshuffling” in their
genome after separation from the hominoid common ancestor.
The informal science education event, which is part of the Oregon
Museum of Science & Industry’s “Science Pub” series, also
includes an update on the Gibbon Genome Project. For info, call
(503) 797-4000 or visit <www.omsi.edu/sciencepubhillsboro>.
Mar 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 1-6pm, Kalé (900 SW Morrison St,
Portland). Join the Portland Shogi Club on Saturdays to play
Japanese chess. The free gathering is open to all levels.
Participants can drop in at any time and are encouraged to bring
a playing board if available. For info, call (503) 282-1242 or e-mail
“Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys”
Feb 24 & Apr 7, 6:30-7:45pm, Multnomah County Central Li-
brary (801 SW 10th Ave, Portland). Attend “Let’s Talk About It:
Muslim Journeys,” a book discussion series led by Portland State
University professor Kimberly Brown exploring five memoirs
and novels around the theme “points of view.” For info, or to regis-
ter (required), call (503) 988-5234 or visit <events.multcolib.org>.
“Screen Time” talk
Feb 25-27; Feb 25, 6pm, Beaverton City Library (12375 SW
Fifth St, Beaverton, Ore.); Feb 26, 7pm, Tigard Public Library
(13500 SW Hall Blvd, Tigard, Ore.); Feb 27, 10:30am, Hillsboro
Main Library (2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy, Hillsboro, Ore.).
Attend “Screen Time: Growing Readers in a Digital World,” a free
talk about young children and technology presented by Lisa
Guernsey of the Early Education Initiative at the New America
Foundation in Washington D.C. The American Academy of
Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that television and other
entertainment media be limited to one to two hours per day for
children and avoided entirely for infants and children younger
than two years old. For info, contact Rick at (503) 648-9785, ext. 5,
e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org>, or visit <www.wccls.org/elw>.
“Ground Zero Supertower”
Feb 26, 9-10pm; repeats Feb 28, 2-3am & Mar 2, 11am-noon;
Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB). Watch “Ground Zero
Supertower,” an episode of NOVA looking at the final chapter in
the epic story of engineering, innovation, and the perseverance of
the human spirit. The show examines One World Trade Center,
the skyscraper that rose up 104 stories and 1,776 feet from the
site where New York City’s Twin Towers once stood. To verify
showtimes, call (503) 293-1982 or visit <www.opb.org>.
“Mao’s China” talk
Feb 28, 6pm (conversation corner), 6:30-8pm (lecture),
Portland State University School of Business Administration,
Room 490 (631 SW Harrison St, Portland). Attend “On Thinking
Spring Salmon Bake
Mar 2, 11am-8pm, Oregon Buddhist Temple (3720 SE 34th
Ave, near Powell Blvd, Portland). Enjoy salmon, mar far chicken,
rice, broccoli, and cucumber salad at the Oregon Buddhist
Temple’s Spring Salmon Bake. Dinner is $12 per person. Dessert,
manju, and hot dog dinners for kids are sold separately. For info,
or to preorder food, call (503) 234-9456 or visit <www.oregon
Habitat for Humanity
Mar 2, 7, 8 & 12; Mar 2, 2pm, Hillsboro Main Library,
Community Room (2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy, Hillsboro, Ore.);
Mar 7, 6pm, Cedar Mill Community Library, Community Room
(12505 NW Cornell Rd, Suite 13, Portland); Mar 8, 1pm,
Beaverton City Library, Meeting Room A (12375 SW Fifth St,
Beaverton, Ore.); Mar 12, 6pm, Beaverton City Library, Meeting
Room A (12375 SW Fifth St, Beaverton, Ore.). Learn about the
process of becoming a Habitat for Humanity homeowner.
Willamette West Habitat for Humanity provides homeownership
opportunities to families that currently live in inadequate,
unsafe, or substandard housing; are able to contribute to
construction of the home; are legal U.S. residents; and meet
certain financial criteria. See related story by Maileen Hamto,
“Habitat helps newcomer families build their American Dream”
(AR, May 6, 2013), at <www.asianreporter.com>. For info, call
(503) 844-7606, ext. 103, e-mail <email@example.com>,
or visit <www.wwhfh.org>.
Witness: The Legacy of Heart Mountain
Mar 5, 7pm, Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd,
Portland). Attend a screening of Witness: The Legacy of Heart
Mountain, a documentary co-produced by David Ono and Jeff
MacIntyre exploring the legacy of people of Japanese heritage
who were incarcerated at the Heart Mountain internment camp
during World War II. At the heart of the film are striking photos
taken from inside the camp by George and Frank C. Hirahara.
The screening is followed by a question-and-answer session with
Ono, MacIntyre, and Frank C. Hirahara’s daughter, Patti. For
info, call (503) 224-1458 or visit <www.oregonnikkei.org>. To buy
tickets, visit <www.hollywoodtheatre.org>.