CALLING ALL COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO ENGAGE IN THIS PROJECT. WE NEED ORGANIZATIONS, SCHOOLS AND CLUBS TO HELP US CREATE THE TAGS BY THE END OF APRIL.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE EMAIL: Chatamoves@gmail.com
This COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROJECT will remember the 3600 people who were held at the Portland Assembly Center by creating a tag and number of their names and adding your name and country of origin to hang with them. These "tags" will hang together on a long rope and displayed and carried in a pilgrimage visual/performance piece remembering those who were housed and held against their will at the former Portland Livestock Exposition Center.
This "rope" will be a temporary memorial to Japanese Americans and an active way for all of us to understand the history and racism of EO9066 and the history leading up to it. Workshop participants will have an active way to come together in community and remember those takenand also by join their own “tag” of their family's country of origin and their immigration to America. These two tags will hang side by side. Everyone who created a "tag of memory" can join in the pilgrimage to the Expo Center on May 6th, the first day or incarceration at the Portland Assembly Center.
FOR THIS PROJECT WE WILL HAVE AVAILABLE TO YOU:
- Poster explaining the project
- Direction sheets
- Information sheets with the Names and numbers of those held at the Portland Assembly center
- A way to stay connected