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25
Oct

What’s next for the Portland Expo Center?

By JAMO Category:Blog Post

Originally published August 2022; updated October 15, 2022. The Portland Expo Center, a site of great significance to a number of different communities, will be undergoing some major changes in

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22
Aug

Lava Ridge Wind Farm encroaches on Minidoka Historical site

By JAMO Category:Blog Post

Update, August 2022: Act now to project the Minidoka National Historic site! The National Trust for Historic Preservation and Friends of Minidoka are asking people to contact the Bureau of

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16
Aug

A Hood River ceremony recognizes and honors the past

By JAMO Category:Media Coverage, News

A Hood River ceremony recognizes and honors the past and the people who lived it The Oregonian, August 14, 2022 To understand the meaning and humanity of Saturday’s highway renaming

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16
Aug

Letter to Criminal Justice Advisory Committee regarding bias crimes

By JAMO Category:News

In solidarity with 15 other Asian American organizations, Portland JACL submitted this letter on August 15 to the Oregon Chief Justice’s Criminal Justice Advisory Committee urging them to begin discussions

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10
Aug

A look back at the history of Obon in Portland, Oregon

By JAMO Category:Blog Post, From the Archives

Obon is a Japanese and Japanese American Buddhist summertime festival for celebrating one’s ancestors with Bon Odori (dances), lanterns, and food offerings at temples or Butsudan (home altars). This tradition

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31
Jul

Unearthing the story of Japanese immigrants

By JAMO Category:Media Coverage

Unearthing the story of Japanese immigrants at site of former Oregon lumber company town OPB July 31, 2022 The classic black-and-white photos from early decades of the American West often

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28
Jul

Soil collection in Portland commemorates history

By JAMO Category:Media Coverage

KOIN 6, July 22, 2022 PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Portland will help create a new national monument dedicated to Japanese-Americans who were incarcerated in World War II. Soil will be

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21
Jul

‘Hate needs to stop now’

By JAMO Category:Media Coverage

‘Hate needs to stop now’: Groups speak out against racially motivated attacks in Portland KATU July 14, 2022 Several multicultural organizations and elected leaders came together Thursday after two instances

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14
Jul

Oregon Rises Above Hate Response to July 2 Anti-Asian Attack

By JAMO Category:News, Press Release

“We felt we may have been killed.” –Recent victim of the July 2 racist attack on the Eastbank Esplanade Our Asian American Native Hawai’ian Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community, in solidarity

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14
Jul

‘It needs to stop’ Local organizations call for action after anti-Asian bias crimes

By JAMO Category:Media Coverage

‘It needs to stop’ Local organizations call for action after anti-Asian bias crimes KOIN 6 July 14, 2022 A coalition of organizations held a call-to-action Thursday after Portland became the

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