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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Understanding more of who we are

“The Oregon Nikkei Story: Japanese-Americans in Oregon 1880-1941,”
an exploration of the Japanese-American immigration experience in Oregon will be shown:

7 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2009, Loucks Auditorium at Salem Public Library
Free and open to the public

Salem filmmaker Thomas Coulter will be on hand to introduce his exploration of the history and development of Oregon’s Japanese-American population up to the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. The film intersperses interviews with second and third generation Oregon Nissei with photos of first generation families from Portland and Hood River.

The Oregon Nikkei Story” is part of a two-month series of programs planned in conjunction with Oregon Reads 2009, focusing on the book, “Stubborn Twig: Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese-American Family” by Lauren Kessler.

More information about this event and about all the Oregon Reads 2009 activities at Salem Public Library is available at 503-588-6052 or www.salemlibrary.org

Sonja Somerville
Community Relations/Volunteer Coordinator
Salem Public Library Foundation

Phone: 503-588-6083
E-mail: ssomerville@cityofsalem.net
FAX: 503-589-2011
Address: 585 Liberty St. SE, Salem, OR 97301