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News Release
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PCC hosts screening of Japanese internment documentary (Photo) - 02/10/20

SOUTHWEST PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Community College is remembering the anniversary of Executive Order 9066 that led to Japanese-American internment.

The college is hosting the movie premiere of “Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066” at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23, in the Performing Arts Center, Sylvania Campus, 12000 S.W. 49th Ave. A discussion with the filmmakers will follow the screening. This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The award-winning documentary examines fabricated evidence of espionage by Japanese Americans, which led to their forced removal and incarceration during World War II. Interviews illuminate the racism, xenophobia and backhanded political maneuvering that occurred. The film also examines the parallels to the current climate of fear, the targeting of other vulnerable immigrant and religious communities, and the role media has played in vilifying people of color.

The panel discussion will include Jon Osaki (director and producer); David Ono (Los Angeles-based news anchor); and Peggy Nagae (lead attorney for Min Yasui who challenged Executive Order 9066). PCC, the Japanese American Museum of Oregon, and the Portland Japanese American Citizens League are sponsoring this film screening.

For more information, contact esidents_office@pcc.edu">presidents_office@pcc.edu.

 

About Portland Community College: Portland Community College is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon and provides training, degree and certificate completion, and lifelong learning to nearly 70,000 full- and part-time students in Multnomah, Washington, Yamhill, Clackamas, and Columbia counties. PCC has four comprehensive campuses, eight education centers or areas served, and approximately 200 community locations in the Portland metropolitan area. The PCC district encompasses a 1,500-square-mile area in northwest Oregon and offers two-year degrees, one-year certificate programs, short-term training, alternative education, pre-college courses and life-long learning.

 

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