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Vanport Mosaic Festival: Gambatte Be Strong

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The Firehouse at IFCC
5340 N Interstate Avenue
Portland, OR 97217, US (map)

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The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017 presents: GAMBATTE BE STRONG

From Japantown to the Portland Livestock Exposition, from WWII concentration camps to the Vanport flood--the immigrant journey of the Japanese in Oregon is paved with stories of perseverance and courage. Gambatte Be Strong is an original reading of the little known stories featuring the return of Japanese Americans to Oregon after their incarceration during WWII.

With: Heath Houghton, Sumi Wu, Kim Bui, Jenna Yokoyama, Ken Yoshikawa, and Savira Kambhu

Two Performances: Friday, May 27, 2017 2pm Saturday, May 28, 2017, 7pm

Admission: Suggested - $25 Suggested General - $15 Suggested Senior/Disabled/Students $5

Location: The Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center 5340 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97217

Run time 1hr with no intermission Box Office at IFCC open one hour before curtain Please visit Vanport: The Surge of Social Change exhibit running in tandem.


This event is part of the The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017, a four-day exploration of the history and legacy of Vanport, Oregon’s second largest city wiped out by a flood in 1948. Through theater, documentaries, historic exhibit, lectures, and tours we honor the experience of those who lived there. For questions: info@vanportmosaic.org or 971-319-0156

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