Events

Online Taiko 101 Workshop for the Asian American Community

Online

Learn the basics of taiko (rhythms, stances, and hitting techniques) in this fun-filled, therapeutic, and accessible workshop. About this event Asian American/Pacific Islander healing space. This workshop is open to all individuals who identify as AAPI (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders). We welcome all AAPI community members from wherever you are! This is a safe […]

History and Healing – Remembering and Repairing

Online

Presented by Congregation Beth Israel Part Four of a Four-Part Series: Reparations: Confronting Racial Injustice From Congregation Beth Israel's Adult Education Committee Joni Kimoto and Chisao Hata, third generation Japanese Americans, combine their voices to share personal stories and shed light on the history of racism faced by Japanese Americans in America. Joni Kimoto devotes […]

In-Person Taiko 101 Workshop for the Asian American Community

Oregon Buddhist Temple 3720 SE 34th Avenue, Portland, OR

Learn the basics of taiko (rhythms, stances, and hitting techniques) in this fun-filled, therapeutic, and accessible workshop. About this event Asian American/Pacific Islander healing space. This workshop is open to all individuals who identify as AAPI (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders). We welcome all AAPI community members from wherever you are! This is a safe […]

Dream Refuge for Children Imprisoned Opening

Japanese American Museum of Oregon 411 NW Flanders St, Portland, OR

Join us for the opening of Na Omi Judy Shintani's Dream Refuge for Children Imprisoned, an installation exploring the trauma experienced by incarcerated children. There will be a special preview reception for Friends of JAMO members from 5-6pm and then we will be open to the general public from 6-8pm. The artist will be in […]

I Am an American Exhibition

The Immigrant Story, in collaboration with eminent Portland photographer Jim Lommasson and conceptual artist Roberta Wong, is presenting a powerful new exhibition, “I Am an American: Stories of Exclusion and Belonging.” This important presentation includes photographs, objects and conceptual art, all designed to draw attention to the experiences of Asian Americans.

Jerry Takigawa Book Signing

Japanese American Museum of Oregon 411 NW Flanders St, Portland, OR

Jerry Takigawa will be at the Japanese American Museum of Oregon to sign copies of his new book, Balancing Cultures. Takigawa's work will be included in the upcoming exhibition Resilience–A Sansei Sense of Legacy, of which he is also the co-curator. Come on by, get your copy of the book, and meet the artist: Sunday, […]

Hood River Peace Tree Dedication

Idlewild Cemetery 980 Tucker Rd, Hood River, OR

Join us to dedicate ginkgo trees from seeds of the hibakujumoku--trees that survived the Hiroshima bomb during World War II. These peace trees are powerful reminders of the resilience of life and the need for peace in a nuclear-armed world

Free Day for One-Year Anniversary

Japanese American Museum of Oregon 411 NW Flanders St, Portland, OR

May 6th is the anniversary of the grand opening the Japanese American Museum of Oregon's new building at Naito Center. This year we will celebrate by offering free admission to all guests on that day during our regular open hours, 11am-3pm. Free Museum Day At The Japanese American Museum of Oregon Friday, May 6 11am–3pm […]

I Am an American Live

Patricia Reser Center for the Arts 12625 SW Crescent St, Beaverton, OR

In observance of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, The Immigrant Story invites you to join them on May 6 for “I Am an American Live.” This event is part of the programming by the Oregon Rises Above Hate coalition, with the aim of drawing attention to the historic xenophobia experienced by the Asian American community in Oregon and across the U.S. This history of systemic bias includes policies that have resulted in discrimination, incarceration, erasure and a recent increase in hate crimes.

Dragon Dance Parade with the Portland Chinatown Museum

Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Society 315 NW Davis Street, Portland, Oregon

Join the Portland Chinatown Museum on Saturday, May 7 at 10:00 a.m. for their sixth annual Lunar New Year Dragon Dance Parade and Celebration, presented in partnership with the Oregon Historical Society. The 150-foot dragon will be roaring out of quarantine to celebrate Spring with lion dancers, performers, and a lively community parade through Old […]

Play Ball! The Japanese American Experience and the National Pastime with the JACL

Online

Saturday, May 7, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PST Zoom Regsitration/event link: bit.ly/3MbZ8DP In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the JACL will bring together a panel of speakers who will unravel the rich history of baseball, and consider its significance for those who were wrongfully incarcerated during WWII. The extraordinary […]

Oregon Rises Above Hate

Festival Street 422 NW 4th Ave, Portland, OR

Join together on May 14 to celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month and the AANHPI (Asian, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander) community, its resilience, and commit to combat the continued rise anti-Asian hate. This a free event in Portland Old Town/Chinatown:     Schedule: 10 AM - 11 AM Community Performances by Portland […]