Special Film Night – World Premiere
Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 7 PM (door open at 6:30)
Minoru (Min) Yasui, son of Japanese immigrant parents, was born in 1916 and raised in the farming community of Hood River, Oregon. He was the first Japanese American attorney in Oregon, and during World War II, he initiated the first legal test challenging the forced removal from the West Coast and subsequent incarceration of over 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry in U.S. concentration camps. He spent nine months in solitary confinement awaiting his appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Documentary followed by guest speakers and audience discussion.
This free event is sponsored by SPFS. Donations will be accepted for SPFS.