In the Wake of Pearl Harbor
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 5:30pm to Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 7:30pm
In the Wake of Pearl Harbor


In the Wake of Pearl Harbor

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 5:30pm

Lincoln Hall, Room 331

1620 SW Park Avenue
Portland OR 97201

On Pearl Harbor Day, artist Valerie Otani discusses "Voices of Remembrance," her sculpture at the Portland Expo Center commemorating the 1942 incarceration of Japanese Americans, plus a screening of "Conscience and the Constitution," a documentary by Frank Abe about resistance to the incarceration program during World War II.

This event is in conjunction with the exhibition "Our American Eyes: Prints by Roger Shimomura" on view in the Broadway Gallery through January 8.

FREE and open to the public




Japanese-American artist Valerie Otani creates public installations and sculptures that engage our shared history and imagination. She received her BA in philosophy from Antioch College in Ohio, and her MA in Interdisciplinary Arts from San Francisco State University. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon.
Cover Image: Valeri Otani, Voices of Remembrance, 2004.

This Torii Gate stands at the entrance to the Portland Expo Center from the Trimet MAX Yellow Line station. 3,500 identification tags are used in the installation to represent the same number of Japanese‐Americans housed at the Portland Assembly Center located at Expo during World War II.


"Conscience and the Constitution" film trailer: