What Happened to Portland's Japantown? Reflections on the Places, Stories and Meanings of Coming Home Lecture by Jacqueline Peterson Loomis, Ph.D. (curator of Coming Home)
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Between 1890 and 1941, Japanese immigrants and their American-born offspring built a flourishing downtown waterfront Nikkei community, centered in today's Old Town and in the old southwest coliseum district. What happened to these Portland residents and to Japantown after the war ended is a little known history, but is the subject of our new community-based exhibition. Largely told in their words, this is their story.
Jackie's lecture will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Nisei narrators.
PSU, Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 238 (Browsing Lounge) 1825 SW Broadway, Portland
Who can participate:
Contact for more information:
Jacqueline Peterson-Loomis 503-284-8688
Portland State University
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