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Equity Statement

Japanese American Museum of Oregon’s Equity Statement

One of the most influential chapters in the Japanese American experience is the forced incarceration of over 110,000 persons of Japanese descent during the Second World War. This fuels our commitment to the preservation of civil rights for all Americans and moves us to act in solidarity with all communities experiencing unfair treatment.

Internally, the Japanese American Museum of Oregon believes in a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace where all employees and volunteers — regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education , or ability — feel valued and respected. We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and to providing equal opportunity for employment and advancement in all our programs and initiatives. Our organization is dedicated to preserving and sharing the history and culture of the Nikkei community, but we respect and value the diverse life experiences of all heritages and demonstrate that passion through actions in solidarity, like participating in the Lights For Liberty and Tsuru For Solidarity campaigns in solidarity with all immigrant and refugee communities under attack.

We are committed to maintaining an inclusive, equitable environment within our organization, the Nikkei community, Portland’s multicultural community, and beyond.