THE "AT THE HEARTH" CONVERSATION SERIES
IS SPONSORED BY
RONNI LACROUTE, THE HENRY LEA HILLMAN JR. FOUNDATION,
EXPERIENCES IN AN AMERICAN CONCENTRATION CAMP
As part of our ongoing At The Hearth Conversation Series, Cerimon House is honored to welcome longtime Oregon resident George Nakata for a special speaking engagement. Mr. Nakata will share his deeply personal story of being removed from his home in Portland at the age of 9 and incarcerated behind barb wires in American Concentration Camps during the hysteria of World War II.
Please join with us for Mr. Nakata’s timely exploration of a historical event that few understand or even believe happened. Q&A and conversation to follow.
May is recognized nationally as Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
George Nakata grew up in Portland, Oregon where his family ran a hotel in Portland’s Japantown during the 1930s. He is one of only a few dozen Japanese Americans who attended a small and short-lived Catholic school in the city from 1938 to 1942. During World War II, George and his family were removed from their home and detained in the Portland Assembly Center. They were later sent to the Minidoka concentration camp in southern Idaho. After the war, he returned to Portland with his family. George worked for international companies and Port of Portland, before starting his own consulting company.
Sunday, May 7th at 5:00 pm. (Doors open at 4:30pm.)
Concessions & spirits available.
Cerimon House: 5131 NE 23rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97211
In the heart of the Alberta Arts District at NE 23rd & Sumner.
Easy street parking | Bike racks available | Bus lines #8, #17, #72
$20 Suggested Donation (Ages 13 and under: $5) All proceeds to benefit Cerimon House. As this event is a non-profit fundraiser, no refunds will be offered, and we thank you for supporting Cerimon House in providing a convening space for the community.
Due to limited seating we recommend you pre-purchase your tickets, and save your space, by clicking the button below. Sliding scale admission offered at the door.