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Cerimon House

5131 Northeast 23rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97211, US (map)

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  • Sunday
    May 7 2017
    Experiences in an American Concentration Camp with George Nakata

    Cerimon House

    As a child, George Nakata was forced from his Portland home and incarcerated in an American concentration camp during the anti-Japanese hysteria of World War II.

    Please join us for an exploration of a historical event that few understand or even believe happened. Q&A and conversation to follow.

    All proceeds benefit the non-profit event host, Cerimon House, an arts and humanities organization.

    About The Speaker: George Nakata grew up in Portland, Oregon where his family ran a hotel in Portland’s Japantown during the 1930s. He is one of only a few dozen Japanese Americans who attended a small and short-lived Catholic school in the city from 1938 to 1942. During World War II, George and his family were removed from their home and detained in the Portland Assembly Center. They were later sent to the Minidoka concentration camp in southern Idaho. After the war, he returned to Portland with his family.

  • Tuesday
    Apr 18 2017
    An Iris Stands Tall: Religious Perspectives

    Cerimon House

    As part of our month-long art installation AN IRIS STANDS TALL by Annette Sabater, we welcome the chance to have deeper conversations on the subject of transgender individuals.

    Please join us for this special offering, a forum on Religious Perspectives with guests Annette Sabater, Reverend James Joiner, and Rabbi Rachel Joseph.


    About the exhibit: AN IRIS STANDS TALL A MOTHER'S JOURNEY, A DAUGHTER'S TRANSITION An art installation of 46 pieces of original art - with an accompanying narrative - by local artist Annette Sabater, who's child began medical treatment to transition from an adolescent boy into a young woman at age sixteen. This unique exhibit traces the experience of a parent as she enters the new and mysterious journey, at times filled with doubt and grief. The collection is rendered in a combination of graphite and oil pastel by a parent who is exploring the deeper understanding of her child.

    Full list of events below. Details here: www.cerimonhouse.org/upcoming/

    April 2: Opening reception:

    April 4: Meet The Artist Join the community to see the art installation, and meet artist Annette Sabater.

    April 11: Journeys of Transgender Individuals Join a panel of transgender folks as they share their individual journeys along the gender spectrum. The transgender journey is one of hardship, courage, highs and lows but one that is ultimately filled with joy when you become who you truly are.

    April 18: Religious Perspectives Join Reverend James Joiner who will speak on queer and trans interpretations of Christian scripture, focusing particularly on Galatians 3:28 “in Christ there is neither male nor female” - and Rabbi Rachel Joseph who will speak on B’tzelem Elohim; "we are all created in the image of God."

    More info: http://www.cerimonhouse.org/calendar/2017/4/2/an-iris-stands-tall