Day of Remembrance events in Salem, Oregon

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Feb 200818 Feb 200819

Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem, Oregon, 97301
United States

Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, will host events in recognition of Japanese American students whose studies were interrupted because of their World War II incarceration.

Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, 4-6 p.m.
"Stand up for Justice: The Ralph Lazo Story" and "From 9066 to 9/11"
Paulus Lecture Hall, College of Law
Film Screening and discussion with the filmmakers and local Japanese Americans affected by 1942 Executive Order 9066. Ralph Lazo was a Latino teenager who boarded the train to the Manzanar World War II camp so that he could join his Nisei friends. A catered reception will follow.

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, 4-6 p.m.
Hatfield Room, Hatfield Library
Guest speaker Shizue Seigel, author of In Good Conscience, will discuss cross-racial alliances for civil liberties during wartime. Siegel's book offers portraits of two dozen citizens who spoke out against the country's now admittedly wrong actions and examines how ordinary people can become advocates for justice and compassion.

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, 7:30 p.m.
"Revisiting Willamette: A Sentimental Journey"
Hudson Hall, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center
Oregon's poet laureate, Lawson Inada, nationally noted poet who was incarcerated as a young boy, will keynote the program with '40s era music performed by jazz musicians Nola Bogle, Larry Nobori, Rick Homer, Gordon Lee and Andre St. James. This program is also sponsored by the Portland Japanese American Citizens League.

Willamette University
900 State Street, Salem Oregon 97301



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