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Never Give Up! Movie Showing (PK)
August 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Visit the Parkdale Library for a special screening of Never Give Up! on August 10 at 6 pm.
Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice (Part One) tells the story of Minoru (Min) Yasui, son of Japanese immigrant parents, 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. The film documents his and his family’s experiences during the war and his nine months in solitary confinement awaiting his appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. This version of the film also contains a brief summary of Part Two – Yasui’s postwar life, including his ongoing defense of the human and civil rights of all people; his leadership role in the Japanese American Redress movement, the reopening of his legal case, and the posthumous award of a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015.
The co-directors of the film, Holly Yasui (Min Yasui’s youngest daughter) and Will Doolittle, decided to release Part One of the film in 2017 in order to contribute to the discussions surrounding the Japanese American World War II experience and the issues of immigration, racial profiling, due process of law.
This program is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Hood River County Library District at 541-386-