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Never Give Up: An Evening of Art and Dialogue (July 29, 2015)

A free community event hosted by Theatre Diaspora at the Jade/APANO Multicultural Space -JAMS (8114 SE Division St, Portland, Oregon 97206) from 6:00pm to 7:30 pm on Wednesday, July 29, 2015.

Art: Actors read excerpts from Citizen Min, a play-in-development about Oregonian civil rights activist Minoru Yasui who is most famous for his protest of the curfew imposed on Japanese Americans in Portland-OR during WWII.

Dialogue: Discussion by community leaders about Minoru Yasui’s impact on civil rights, immigration, and national security policies — then and now.

Light refreshments served following readings and discussion.

Citizen Min is authored by Holly Yasui. Dramaturgy by Nikki Nojima Louis. Direction by Chisao Hata.

Never Give Up: An Evening of Art and Dialogue was made possible in collaboration with the Minoru Yasui Tribute Project, the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, and the Oregon Nikkei Endowment.

Parking spaces directly by the JAMS building reserved for handicapped parking only. All other parking on street: SE 81st Avenue, the southern side of SE Division Street, etc. Early arrival advised.