2020 Minoru Yasui Student Contest

"We are born into this world for a purpose, and that is to make it a better place for our having been here."

Minoru Yasui's life motto, given to him by his father, Masuo Yasui

Announcing the 2020 Student Contest Winners

Thank you to all of the students who participated in this year's student contest! Your dedication and hard work in these unprecedented times show how you are following Min's legacy of never giving up. You should all be proud of the projects you've completed - our judges really enjoyed seeing your work! We hope you will join us again for the next student contest. 

 

On behalf of the Minoru Yasui Legacy Project and Japanese American Museum of Oregon (JAMO), we'd like to congratulate this year's winners! 

High School 

High School Recognition for Excellent Work
"VANPORT – Time for Redress"
Emmett Rashleigh
Rashleigh Home School, Portland, Oregon


High School Recognition for Excellent Work
"Power of Celilo Falls – Annihilation and Restoration"
Rosalynn Rashleigh
Rashleigh Home School, Portland, Oregon

Middle School


Middle School First Place
"Racist Police Brutality"
Macey Embree and Gracella Mendenhall
Cottonwood School of Civics and Science,

Portland, Oregon

Middle School Second Place
"LGBTQ+ Discrimination Throughout History"
Opal Crain, Leila Bravo, and Charlie Fogarty
Cottonwood School of Civics and Science,

Portland, Oregon

Righting a Wrong! Min Yasui and Redress!

 

 

Create your own Museum Exhibit or Presentation

 

 

Prompt: Reflecting on Minoru Yasui’s legacy during the Japanese American redress and reparations movement, create an action plan for a civil rights violation that our country should redress today (to apologize for, to set right).

 

 

For more information, contact Kurt at the Oregon Nikkei Endowment: kurt@oregonnikkei.org