The Asian reporter. (Portland, Or.) 1991-current, December 01, 2014, Page Page 10, Image 10

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“Saturday University”
Dec 6, 9:30-11am, Seattle Asian Art Museum (1400 E
Prospect St, in Volunteer Park, Seattle). Attend “Images of
Science and Technology in South and North Korea,” a talk by
professor Dong-Won Kim of Johns Hopkins University. The event
is held as part of the “Saturday University” lecture series. For
info, or to buy tickets, call (206) 654-3210 or visit <www.>.
“Asian Games and Influences”
Bodhi Day service & retreat
Currently on display (Tue-Sat), 11am-7pm, Interactive
Museum of Gaming and Puzzlery (8231 SW Cirrus Dr,
Beaverton, Ore.). Attend “Asian Games and Influences,” an
exhibit that explores the many ways game culture has been
influenced by Asian innovations. Display subjects include
xiangqi, kwan p’ai, mahjong, go, yut, and pachisi. For info, call
(503) 469-9998 or visit <>.
Dec 6, 6pm (potluck), 7:30pm (service), Oregon Buddhist
Temple (3720 SE 34th Ave, near Powell Blvd, Portland). Attend
the all-night Bodhi Day service and retreat celebrating the
enlightenment of Sakyamuni Buddha. After the service,
participants chant the nembutsu while circling around the hondo
(chapel). For info, call (503) 234-9456 or visit <www.oregon>.
“Do You Know Bruce?”
Currently on display (Tue-Sun), 10am-5pm, Wing Luke
Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience (719 S King
St, Seattle). Learn about Bruce Lee — including his personal
story and his connection to Seattle — at “Do You Know Bruce?”
Scheduled to be on view at The Wing for three years, the display
follows Lee’s arrival in Seattle in 1959, where he attended the
University of Washington, met and married his wife, opened his
first martial-arts studio, and was ultimately laid to rest. For info,
call (206) 623-5124 or visit <>.
“30 Years of HIV Activism and Action”
Through Dec 7, 10am-5pm (Sun), 10am-8pm (Mon), noon-8pm
(Tue-Wed), 10am-6pm (Thu-Sat); Dec 1, 5:30-7:30pm (reception);
Dec 3, 6-7:30pm (panel discussion); Multnomah County Central
Library, Collins Gallery (801 SW 10th Ave, Portland). View “30
Years of HIV Activism and Action,” an exhibit highlighting the
growth, passion, and creativity of Portland’s gay and arts
communities through historical memorabilia, posters, program
materials, and artifacts. The display captures 30 years of HIV
prevention, outreach, and advocacy in Portland. The December 1
reception features poetry readings, live entertainment, and light
refreshments. “We Are Survivors,” a panel discussion with
long-term HIV survivors, takes place December 3 at 6:00pm. For
info, call (503) 988-5123 or visit <>.
“Uprooted: Japanese American Farm
Labor Camps During World War II”
Through Dec 12 (Mon-Sat), 10am-5pm, Four Rivers Cultural
Center (676 SW Fifth Ave, Ontario, Ore.). View “Uprooted:
Japanese American Farm Labor Camps During World War II,”
an exhibit about Japanese-American farm labor camps. On
February 19, 1942, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed
Executive Order 9066, which authorized the forced removal and
incarceration of more than 120,000 U.S. residents of Japanese
ancestry during World War II. Between 1942 and 1944,
approximately 33,000 individual contracts were issued for
seasonal farm labor, with many incarcerated Japanese
Americans working in the sugar beet industry. “Uprooted” tells
the story of the first such labor camp in Nyssa, Oregon, which, at
its peak, held 350 people. The display includes a selection of
images documenting the labor camps near Nyssa as well as the
towns of Rupert, Shelley, and Twin Falls, Idaho taken by Farm
Security Administration (FSA) photographer Russell Lee. For
info, call (541) 889-8191, or visit <> or <www.>.
Myanmar photo exhibit
Through Dec 31, 7:30am-6pm (Mon), 8:30am-6pm (Tue-Fri),
9am-5pm (Sat), Pro Photo Supply (1112 NW 19th Ave, Portland).
View images taken by documentary photographer Geoffrey
Hiller and included in Daybreak in Myanmar, a book featuring
170 color photographs of Myanmar, also known as Burma — one
of the least-known places in the world. For info, call (503)
241-1112 or visit <>.
“Labor: A Working History”
Through Dec 31 (Tue-Sat), 11am-4pm, Clark County
Historical Museum (1511 Main St, Vancouver, Wash.). View
“Labor: A Working History,” an exhibit following the path of
workers’ rights locally and on a national scale beginning in the
1800s with Hawaiian and Native-American laborers for the
Hudson’s Bay Company. The display explores the past, present,
and future of local labor through images, words, artifacts, and
interactive displays. For info, call (360) 993-5679 or visit <www.>.
“In Struggle: Asian American
Acts of Resistance”
Through Jan 18 (Tue-Sun), 10am-5pm, Wing Luke Museum of
the Asian Pacific American Experience (719 S King St, Seattle).
View “In Struggle: Asian American Acts of Resistance,” an
exhibit featuring archival photographs, oral histories, and
interactive elements that explore what leads people to resist, the
consequences faced, and the work necessary to build successful
movements. The display looks at Chinese laundrymen who
refused to comply with discriminatory regulations, Japanese
Americans who resisted World War II incarceration, protests
against the construction of the Kingdome in Seattle’s Chinatown-
International District in the 1970s, current campaigns for
immigration reform and rights for workers, and more. For info,
call (206) 623-5124 or visit <>.
“Immigration, Ethnicity, and
Exclusion in Oregon, 1850-1910”
Dec 1, 7pm, McMenamins Kennedy School (5736 NE 33rd
Ave, Portland). Attend “‘Looks Like a Good Beginning’: Immi-
gration, Ethnicity, and Exclusion in Oregon, 1850-1910,” a talk
presented as part of the Oregon Encyclopedia’s “Oregon History
101” series. For info, call (503) 249-3983, or visit
<> or <
Xmas Without China
Dec 2, 7-8pm; repeats Dec 4, 4-5am; Oregon Public
Broadcasting Plus (OPB Plus). Watch Xmas Without China, a
documentary in which pride and mischief inspire Chinese
December 1, 2014
Bikes for Humanity PDX bike drive
BEFORE MEMORIES FADE. “Before Memories Fade: Un-
covering the Story of the Kida Family of White Salmon,” an exhibit follow-
ing the footsteps of Kenjiro and Kay Kida and their son George, opens at
the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center in northwest Portland on December 13.
Pictured is a polaroid taken outside the Kida family home in White Sal-
mon, Washington, circa 1985. (Photo courtesy of the Oregon Nikkei
immigrant Tom Xia to challenge his American neighbors in
southern California to celebrate Christmas without any Chinese
products. The film is an intimate portrait of families wrestling
with the drive to consume cheap products and the desire for
human connection while attempting to find a sense of who they
are in a fast-changing world. To verify showtimes, call (503)
293-1982 or visit <>.
Healthcare enrollment
open houses in Oregon
Dec 2, 6, 8, 9 & 13; Dec 2, 3-7pm, Portland Community College
(PCC) Willow Creek Center, Great Room (241 SW Edgeway Dr,
Beaverton, Ore.); Dec 6, 9am-2pm & Dec 13, 9am-2pm, PCC
Cascade Campus, Terrell Hall (705 N Killingsworth St,
Portland); Dec 8, 10am-4pm, Cover Oregon Headquarters,
Training Room (16760 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd, Durham,
Ore.); Dec. 9, 3-7pm, Cedar Hills Recreation Center (11640 SW
Park Way, Portland). Oregonians are invited to attend
enrollment open houses held across the state to assist them in
renewing their health insurance or shopping for insurance for the
first time. Fifteen Oregon insurance companies are offering plans
through the website. Prior to arriving at an event,
attendees are asked to preregister online and obtain a checklist of
items to bring to the appointment — Social Security number(s) or
non-citizen ID number(s), income information, and more. To
locate and/or register for an open house in your city, or to obtain a
list of information to bring, visit <>. For
assistance signing up for insurance, call the federal Health
Insurance Marketplace call center (open 24 hours a day, seven
days a week) at 1-800-318-2596 or visit <
Healthcare enrollment
events in Clark County
Dec 4, 11 & 18, Jan 8, 15 & 22, and Feb 5; Dec 4, Jan 8 & Feb 5,
3-6pm, Battle Ground Community Library (1207 SE 8th Way,
Vancouver, Wash.); Dec 11 & 18, Jan 22, 3-6pm, plus Dec 18,
9am-noon, Cascade Park Community Library (600 NE 136th
Ave, Vancouver, Wash.); Jan 15, 3-6pm, Vancouver Community
Library (1901 C St, Vancouver, Wash.). Learn about health
insurance options from in-person assisters certified by the
Washington State Health Benefit Exchange at upcoming open
enrollment events. Open enrollment for qualified health plans
began November 15, 2014. Under the federal Affordable Care
Act, a qualified health plan is certified by the Health Insurance
Marketplace, provides essential coverage, follows established
limits on cost-sharing, and meets other requirements. Residents
may select and pay for a qualified plan between November 15,
2014 and February 15, 2015 for coverage that begins January 1,
February 1, or March 1, 2015, depending on the enrollment date.
For info, call (360) 397-8020 or visit <
public-health/insurance/enrollment.html>. To enroll online, or to
see if you qualify for free or low-cost coverage, visit <www.>. For assistance by phone, call
1-855-WAFINDER (1-855-923-4633).
“A Path Forward for
Children’s Dental Health”
Dec 5, 12:15pm, Sentinel Hotel (614 SW 11th Ave, Portland).
Attend “A Path Forward for Children’s Dental Health,” a City
Club of Portland Friday Forum presenting alternatives to
community water fluoridation in Multnomah County. The talk is
held in anticipation of a report by the Children’s Dental Health
Task Force. The task force brought together supporters and
opponents of water fluoridation to find effective, attainable
measures that can improve the dental health of children in
Multnomah County. The recommendations produced by the task
force are supported by both sides of the debate. For info, or to
register (required), call (503) 228-7231 or visit <www.>.
“Confucian Sacred Landscapes”
Dec 6, 9:30-11am, Portland State University, College of
Urban & Public Affairs, Room 250 (506 SW Mill St, Portland).
Attend “Confucian Sacred Landscapes,” a talk by Dr. Linda
Walton, an emerita professor of Chinese history at Portland State
University. The lecture provides both a historical overview and a
look at how Confucian tradition is being revived today in China in
the context of cultural heritage tourism. For info, call (503)
725-8576 or visit <>.
Dec 6-7, 10am-3pm, Centennial High School, West Gym (3505
SE 182nd Ave, Gresham, Ore.). Donate an underutilized bicycle,
watch 40 area students receive bicycles and accessories, access
free bike repairs and helmets, and more at the bicycle grant and
donation drive of Bikes for Humanity PDX (B4HPDX). For info,
to make a monetary donation, or to donate a used bicycle, call
(503) 957-6672, e-mail <>, or visit <www.>.
Portland Shogi Club
Dec 6, 13, 20 & 27, 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
College Night in Oregon
Dec 9, 6:30pm, Clackamas Community College, Gregory
Forum (19600 S Molalla Ave, Oregon City, Ore.). Attend College
Night in Oregon, a free event designed to help students and
parents/guardians select a college and apply for financial aid and
scholarships. The event, which is also held at other Oregon
community colleges this month, features information and
strategies for accessing, attending, and paying for college. For
info, call Chippi at (503) 594-3099 or Tawnya at (503) 594-6136.
Free admission to JSMA
Dec 10, 11am-8pm, University of Oregon (UO), Jordan
Schnitzer Museum of Art (1430 Johnson Lane, Eugene, Ore.). In
honor of Human Rights Day in Oregon, admission to the Jordan
Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) is free on December 10. One of
the many exhibits currently featured is “Shades of White,” a
display that explores the many colors of race, which is on view
through December 14. For info, call (541) 346-3027 or visit
“Cease Violence”
Dec 12, 7pm, Augustana Lutheran Church (2710 NE 14th
Ave, Portland). Attend “Cease Violence,” a second-anniversary
memorial of the Clackamas Town Center and Sandy Hook
Elementary School shootings. The event is held in remembrance
of all victims of violence, including those affected by domestic
violence, gang violence, or suicide, as well as community
members dealing with the shootings at Reynolds High School in
June 2014 and Marysville-Pilchuck High School in October 2014.
For info, call (503) 220-1669 or visit <>.
Pan Am Open International
Taekwondo Championships
Dec 12-14, Oregon Convention Center (777 NE Martin Luther
King Jr Blvd, Portland). Watch or participate in the Pan Am
Open International Taekwondo Championships, an opportunity
for local and national athletes of all ages to experience
competition at an international level. For info, call (503)
772-8000. To obtain a complete competition schedule, or to
register, visit <>.
“Before Memories Fade”
Dec 13-Feb 22, 11am-3pm (Sat), noon-3pm (Sun), Oregon
Nikkei Legacy Center (121 NW Second Ave, Portland). View
“Before Memories Fade: Uncovering the Story of the Kida Family
of White Salmon,” an exhibit featuring first-hand materials,
community recollections, video, and more that give voice to a
Japanese family’s story, a story that was at risk of being lost
forever. The display walks attendees along the footsteps of
Kenjiro and Kay Kida and their son, George. Their journey
included immigration, working the sugar beet fields of Eastern
Oregon, forced removal during World War II, and more. While the
branch of their family tree ended when George passed away in
1998, the memory of the Kidas is still carried in the hearts of their
friends and neighbors, the letters they wrote, and the places they
lived. For info, call (503) 224-1458 or visit <www.oregon>.
Borneo Project event
Dec 14, 1-4pm, Mississippi Pizza (3552 N Mississippi Ave,
Portland). Attend “Borneo Craft Sale, Short Films, and
Presentation,” an event featuring short films and a talk by
Borneo Project founder Joe Lamb about industrialization in
Northern Borneo and what is being done to save the area’s
rainforests and people. Crafts made by the forest-dwelling people
of Borneo are also available for sale at the event. For info, call
John at (503) 380-1376 or visit <>.
Bull Run
Dec 15, 9-9:30pm; repeats Dec 17, 2-2:30am; Oregon Public
Broadcasting (OPB). Watch Bull Run, an episode of Oregon
Experience about the Portland watershed, which features lush
old-growth forest, boasts beautiful views of Mount Hood, and
supplies nearly 25 percent of the fresh water consumed in
Oregon. The show combines old photographs and charts with
modern aerial footage and GIS mapping to reveal the history of
the more than 115-year-old water source. To verify showtimes,
call (503) 293-1982 or visit <>.