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In the Wake of Pearl Harbor: Artist Lecture and Film Screening

PSU Lincoln Hall, 1620 SW Park
1620 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97201, US (map)

Room 331



In the Wake of Pearl Harbor
Thursday, December 7, 2017

"Voices of Remembrance," Lecture by artist Valerie Otani, 5:30pm

Conscience and the Constitution, Documentary film screening, 6:30pm

Lincoln Hall, Room 331
1620 SW Park Avenue
Portland OR 97201

On Pearl Harbor Day, artist Valerie Otani discusses "Voices of Remembrance," her sculpture at the Portland Expo Center commemorating the 1942 incarceration of Japanese Americans, plus a screening of "Conscience and the Constitution," a documentary by Frank Abe featuring Oregon Poet Laureate Lawsom Fusao Inada and actor George Takei about resistance to the incarceration program during World War II.

This event is in conjunction with the exhibition "Our American Eyes: Prints by Roger Shimomura" on view in the Broadway Gallery through January 8.

FREE and open to the public

Japanese-American artist Valerie Otani creates public installations and sculptures that engage our shared history and imagination. She received her BA in philosophy from Antioch College in Ohio, and her MA in Interdisciplinary Arts from San Francisco State University. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon.

This Torii Gate stands at the entrance to the Portland Expo Center from the Trimet MAX Yellow Line stations. 3,500 identification tags are used in the installation to represent the same number of Japanese-Americans housed at the Portland Assembly Center located at Expo during World War II.