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    Page 10 n THE ASIAN REPORTER
Community
February 15, 2016
This issue’s
Community
Calendar
is brought
to you by:
Presidential Medal of Freedom
Through Feb 19, 10am-5pm (Mon-Sat), noon-5pm (Sun),
Oregon Historical Society Museum (1200 SW Park Ave,
Portland). View the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the highest
civilian award in the United States — of Minoru “Min” Yasui
(1916-1986), the first Japanese-American attorney in Oregon.
Yasui is known for his courageous stand against military orders
that resulted in the forced removal and imprisonment of more
than 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry during World War II.
The medal was received posthumously from President Barack
Obama on November 24, 2015. For info, call (503) 222-1741 or
visit <www.ohs.org>.
“Tsunagu: Connecting to the
Architecture of Kengo Kuma”
Through Feb 29 (Mon-Fri), 9am-5pm, Center for Architecture
(403 NW 11th Ave, Portland). View “Tsunagu: Connecting to the
Architecture of Kengo Kuma,” an exhibit highlighting the
designs for the Portland Japanese Garden’s $33.5-million
“Cultural Crossing” expansion project. The centerpiece of the
expansion is Kuma’s design for a Cultural Village of three
LEED-certified buildings to house a learning center, library,
gallery space, and traditional tea café. For info, call (503)
223-8231 or visit <www.cfapdx.org>.
“Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion”
Through June 1, 10am-5pm (Mon-Sat), noon-5pm (Sun),
Oregon Historical Society Museum (1200 SW Park Ave,
Portland). View “Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion,” a
travelling exhibit that chronicles the complex history of the
Chinese in America, from the early days of China trade to the
history of Chinese immigration and the life of Chinese
Americans. The display looks at the challenges of immigration,
citizenship, and belonging that shaped both the Chinese-
American experience and the development of America as a
nation. 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>. To learn more, visit <www.
chineseamerican.nyhistory.org>.
“Uprooted”
Through June 19, 11am-3pm (Tue-Sat), noon-3pm (Sun),
Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center (121 NW Second Ave, Portland).
View “Uprooted: Japanese American Farm Labor Camps During
World War II,” an exhibit that tells the story of Japanese
Americans who worked as seasonal farm laborers, many in the
sugar beet industry, during World War II. The display features
images from federal photographer Russell Lee’s documentation
of Japanese-American farm labor camps near the towns of Nyssa
in Oregon and Rupert, Shelley, and Twin Falls in Idaho;
interpretative text panels; and a short documentary film
featuring firsthand accounts about life in the camps. For info, call
(503) 224-1458 or visit <www.oregonnikkei.org>.
API Forward Lunar New Year dinner
Feb 16, 5:30-7:30pm, Mandarin Cove (111 SW Columbia St,
Portland). Connect with old friends, meet new ones, and welcome
the Year of the Monkey at API Forward’s Lunar New Year event.
The evening, which includes an eight-course Chinese meal, a
silent auction, and a short program, supports API Forward, an
education foundation for the leadership advancement of local
Asians and Pacific Islanders. For info, call (503) 502-2386 or
e-mail <apiforwardfoundation@gmail.com>. To buy tickets, visit
<www.facebook.com/APIForward>.
Free vaccination clinic for children
EXCLUSION/INCLUSION. “Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion,” a travelling exhibit that chronicles the complex history of the Chinese in
America, from the early days of China trade to the history of Chinese immigration and the life of Chinese Americans, is on view through June 1 at the
Oregon Historical Society Museum in downtown Portland. Pictured above and featured in the exhibit is the majestic “Moo Lung,” which appeared in
parades and celebrations nationwide, including the July 4, 1911 “Parade of Nations” in New York City. The ceremonial dragon was acquired from
China in the 1880s by the Chinese community in Marysville, California. (Photo/Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division) [LC-B2-2302-15]
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 <fixitfair@portlandoregon.gov>, or visit <www.portland
oregon.gov/bps/41892>.
with roots to Chinatown — Bertha Lee Saiget, Kenneth Fong,
and Robert Luck. For info, call (503) 249-3983 or visit <www.
mcmenamins.com/427-kennedy-school-home>.
“Diabetes & Heart Health”
Mar 1, 6-7:30pm, Kenton Library (8226 N Denver Ave,
Portland). Watch The Storm Makers, a film about the underworld
of human trafficking in Cambodia. More than half a million
Cambodians work abroad, of which a third become slaves. Many
are young women, held prisoner and forced to work in horrific
conditions, sometimes as prostitutes. The documentary weaves
the story of Aya, a young peasant sold into slavery at age 16, with
that of two powerful traffickers (known as “storm makers” for the
havoc they wreak), who use deception to funnel a stream of poor
and illiterate people across the country’s borders. The Storm
Makers looks at the cycle of poverty, despair, and greed that fuels
the modern slave trade. For info, call (503) 988-5370 or visit
<events.multcolib.org>.
Feb 20, 1:30-5pm, National College of Natural Medicine
(NCNM) Clinic (3025 SW Corbett Ave, Portland). Learn about
nutrition, hormones, cholesterol, heart health, and more at a
“Diabetes & Heart Health” open house. The free event features
talks by naturopathic and Chinese medicine professionals;
blood-pressure and blood-glucose screenings; an “Ask the Doctor”
panel; raffle prizes; refreshments; and more. For info, call (503)
552-1551 or visit <www.ncnm.edu>.
“Cooking Around the World”
Feb 21, 3:30-4:30pm, Holgate Library (7905 SE Holgate Blvd,
Portland). Learn how to make Chinese chicken dumplings at
“Cooking Around the World.” The class includes free samples and
instruction. For info, call (503) 988-5389. To register (required),
call (503) 988-5234 or visit <events.multcolib.org>.
C.A.C.A. Chinese New Year
Feb 21, 5:30-8:30pm, Wong’s King Seafood Restaurant (8733
SE Division St, Portland). Welcome the Year of the Monkey at the
Chinese American Citizens Alliance’s (C.A.C.A.) annual fund-
raising dinner. Proceeds benefit scholarships and youth-related
programs in the Asian community. For info, or to buy tickets,
contact Betty at (503) 221-8773, e-mail <bettyjeanleepdx@
gmail.com>, or visit <www.cacaportland.org>.
In Football We Trust
Feb 23, 6pm, OVEE. Watch a free screening of In Football We
Trust, a documentary that follows four Polynesian high school
football players in Utah struggling to overcome gang violence,
family pressure, and poverty as they enter the high-stakes world
of college recruiting and the promise of pro sports. For info, call
(415) 356-8383 or visit <ovee.itvs.org>.
Feb 16-17, 9am-3pm; Feb 16, State Office Building in
Portland, First Floor (800 NE Oregon St, Portland); Feb 17,
Multnomah County East County Services Building, Sharron
Kelley Room, Second Floor (600 NE Eighth St, Gresham, Ore.).
“School Exclusion Day” in Oregon is February 17. Children in
Multnomah County who need immunizations are invited to
receive free vaccinations on February 16 and 17. Exclusion Day
applies to children in all public and private schools, preschools,
Head Start programs, kindergartens, alternative schools, and
childcare facilities. For info, call (503) 988-3406 or (503)
257-1760, or visit <www.multco.us/health/immunizations> or
visit <www.mesd.k12.or.us>.
Feb 23, 6pm, Powell’s City of Books (1005 W Burnside St,
Portland). Relive the MLS Cup victory of the 2015 Portland Tim-
bers at an event featuring Cup Bound and Crowned, a book
created by Prost Amerika that celebrates the club’s champion-
ship. Cup Bound and Crowned looks back at the moments,
matches, and personalities that defined the unforgettable 2015
season. For info, call (503) 228-4651 or visit <www.powells.com>.
Deconstruction vs. demolition hearing
“The Zhao Family”
Feb 17, 1:30pm, Portland City Hall (1221 SW Fourth Ave,
Portland). Portland City Council is hearing testimony about a
proposal to create incentives for deconstruction as an alternative
to demolition in Portland. The resolution would mandate that all
homes built prior to 1916 be deconstructed. Sign-ups to testify
begin at 1:30pm and the hearing starts at 2:30pm. For info, call
(503) 823-4000 or visit <www.portlandoregon.gov>.
Feb 25, 6pm, Fifth Avenue Cinema, Room 90W (510 SW Hall
St, Portland). In December 2015, the expression Zhao jia ren
(“The Zhao Family”) went viral in Chinese communications. The
new code phrase referred to China’s ruling oligarchy and was also
a literary allusion to fictional characters created by Lu Xun
nearly a century ago. At “The Zhao Family,” Dr. Jeffry Kinkley
leads a free discussion and lecture about the now-banned coded
phrase. For info, call (503) 725-8576, e-mail <asianstudies@pdx.
edu>, or visit <www.pdx.edu/asian-studies>.
Great Decisions lecture series
Feb 19, Feb 26 & Mar 4, noon, Portland State University,
Academic and Student Recreation Center, Room 001 (1800 SW
Sixth Ave, Portland). Attend “The Future of Kurdistan”
(February 19), “The United Nations” (February 26), and “The
Rise of ISIS” (March 4), free talks held as part of the World Affairs
Council of Oregon’s Great Decisions lecture series. For info, call
(503) 274-7488 or visit <www.worldoregon.org>.
Free “Fix-It Fair”
Feb 20, 9:30am-3pm, George Middle School (10000 N Burr
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
Cup Bound and Crowned
API Pride Lunar New Year Banquet
Feb 27, 5:30-8:30pm, Szechuan Chef (5331 SW Macadam Ave,
Portland). Join members of API Pride for the organization’s
annual Lunar New Year Banquet. API Pride supports lesbian,
gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people of Asian and Pacific
Islander (API) descent in Oregon. For info, or to buy tickets, call
(503) 877-9379 or e-mail <api.pride@gmail.com>.
“Immigrant Voices from
Portland’s Historic Chinatowns”
Feb 29, 7-9pm, McMenamins Kennedy School (5736 NE 33rd
Ave, Portland). Attend “Immigrant Voices from Portland’s
Historic Chinatowns,” a free panel discussion featuring people
The Storm Makers
“Seeds of Change, Roots of Power:
The Danny Woo Community Gardens”
Opens Mar 3 (Tue-Sun), 10am-5pm; Mar 3, 6-8pm (reception);
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
(719 S King St, Seattle). View “Seeds of Change, Roots of Power:
The Danny Woo Community Gardens,” an exhibit looking at the
Danny Woo Community Gardens, which grew from the Asian
Pacific American activism of the 1970s and now functions as a
source of empowerment and community building for the
neighborhood. The display includes historical and contemporary
photos of the garden as well as interviews with current gardeners
who share their stories as immigrants and talk about the positive
healing effect of the garden. For info, call (206) 623-5124 or visit
<www.wingluke.org>.
“Steamed Bread”
Mar 4, 6:30pm, Portland State University, School of Business
Administration, Room 190 (631 SW Harrison St, Portland).
Attend “Steamed Bread: From a Ritual Offering to an Intangible
Cultural Heritage in North China,” a presentation by visiting
scholar Dr. Xing Zhou about the history of mantou (steamed
bread) in northern China, a region known for its long history of
wheat production. For info, call (503) 725-8576 or visit <www.
pdx.edu/confucius-institute>.
“Seeing the World”
Mar 4, 7-8pm, Calvin Presbyterian Church (10445 SW
Canterbury Lane, Tigard, Ore.). Attend “Seeing the World:
Science, Faith & the ‘Environment,’” a public lecture held as part
of the “Faith, the Environment & A Christian Ecological Vision”
weekend workshop with Dr. Jonathon Moo and students from
Whitworth University. For info, or to register, call (503) 639-
3273, e-mail <letters@calvinpresbyterian.org>, or visit <www.
calvinpresbyterian.org>.
SalmonSushiFest
Mar 6, 11am-6pm, Oregon Buddhist Temple (3720 SE 34th
Ave, near Powell Blvd, Portland). Attend the Oregon Buddhist
Temple’s SalmonSushiFest. The event includes a meal of salmon,
marfar chicken, vegetables, salad, and rice. Also available for
purchase are sushi, marfar chicken, and beverages. Preordering
meals is recommended. For info, or to preorder a meal (by
February 26), call (503) 234-9456 or visit <www.oregonbuddhist
temple.com>.
Shanghai siu mai class
Mar 6, 3-6pm, Portland’s Culinary Workshop (807 N Russell
St, Portland). Explore the world of Shanghai and Eastern
Chinese cuisine at a “Food in China” cooking workshop. The
menu includes siu mai, pickled cucumber salad, spicy duck with
noodles, braised fish with ginger and rice wine, and sweet red
bean steamed buns. Equipment and ingredients are included.
For info, or to register (required by March 2), call (503) 973-5451
or visit <www.nwchina.org>.