AA Resources

The Portland-based Minidoka Swing Band was formed in September 2007 as a tribute to Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II and to highlight the music popular played in the Internment Camps.

The Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center shares and preserves Japanese American history and culture in Portland’s Old Town neighborhood, where Japantown once thrived. Group tours of the museum, speaking engagements for classrooms or other community groups, and research appointments at the Legacy Center are available. Email: info@oregonnikkei.org or phone 503-224-1458.

The Portland JACL strives to secure and uphold civil and human rights for all.

Stories of Arrival: Refugee and Immigrant Youth Voices Poetry Project funds a scholarship fund to help young refugees obtain a college education. The anthology cost including mailing is $25. Contact Merna Ann Hecht (mernaanna@yahoo.com) for more information.

There is a dire need for Asian Americans’ stories and perspectives to be integrated into libraries, classrooms, websites, and book clubs. The team at BestColleges.com shares a powerful reading list to support and aid in diverse educational resources. Review their guide below: