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Minoru Yasui: Historical Lessons to Be Remembered

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801 SW 10th Ave

Portland, OR 97205

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The late civil rights leader Minoru Yasui deliberately protested the military curfew laws on Japanese Americans during World War II and was subsequently arrested, leading him to challenge the constitutionality of the order.

Peggy Nagae served as Minoru Yasui’s lead attorney in reopening his World War II case and securing a vacation of his original conviction in 1983-84. She is the inaugural recipient of the “Minoru Yasui Justice Award" by the University of Oregon School of Law

George Nakata was a personal friend of Mr. Yasui, as a second generation Japanese American, who together with his family lost everything during the hysteria of World War II and spent those years incarcerated in an American Concentration Camp.

Q&A will be moderated by Multnomah County Circuit Court Presiding Judge Nan Waller.

Made possible by The National Endowment for the Humanities Fund of The Library Foundation and organizational support of Multnomah County.

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