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80 Years from Incarceration-Japanese American Story
February 2, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ledding Library Lecture Series
Presented by The Milwaukie Museum, City of Milwaukie, Willamette Falls Studio, and the Japanese American Museum of Oregon
Join us for a commemoration of the 80th year anniversary of Japanese incarceration by discussing the before, during, and aftermath of the forced removal of Japanese Americans during World War II. Amy Mishima Peterson, a Sansei (3rd generation Japanese American), is a docent and speaker for JAMO. She will examine the overall history of Japanese Americans in our region including the years of incarceration. Jacob Sherman, an avid historian and local researcher on Nikkei, will explore the Milwaukie Japanese American Families and their influence on our city. Councilor Desi Nicodemus will give a special address as well.
Due to COVID conditions, we will not have a live audience, but you can watch on Comcast Channel 30 or on City of Milwaukie YouTube Channel. Find it on line the day of the event by visiting the City Calendar at www.milwaukieoregon.gov
Along with the program, Ledding Library will have a traveling trunk display from JAMO on site so you can learn more about Japanese American History and on February 15th during the City Council meeting, there will be a Proclamation honoring the Japanese American Families as well.