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The MYLP honors the legacy of Minoru Yasui in defending civil rights and advancing social justice making through many projects. Our current ongoing projects include:

  • Annual celebration of Minoru Yasui Day in Oregon every March 28

  • Annual Minoru Yasui Student Contest for Oregon middle and high school students

  • Preservation of Min Yasui's jail cell at the Japanese American Museum of Oregon

2016 Centennial Activities included:
  • The Minoru Yasui Civil Liberties Symposium in Portland, OR was held on April 23, 2016

  • Civil Rights Today: the Legacy of Minoru Yasui was held at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) in Los Angeles, CA, scheduled for April 30, 2016

  • Citizen Min in New Mexico - including readings from the play Citizen Min, clips from Never Give Up! and multi-cultural discussions, during the week of May 4-10, 2016

  • Citizen Min: A documentary play and discussion -- readings from the play and multi-cultural discussions, took place on June 25 and 26 in Seattle, WA

  • Vision and Vigilance -- readings of excerpts from he the play "Citizen Min" and round-table discussions held in Portland, Ontario and Hood River, Oregon

  • Minoru Yasui Tribute in Hood River, OR including the inauguration of an etched stone monument in the Hood River Public Library garden, took place on October 19, 2016 - Min Yasui's 100th birthday in his hometown

  • Minoru Yasui Legacy Celebration in Denver, CO on October 23, 2016 focusing on Yasui's life's work based out of Denver

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