Confronting Incarceration, Past, Present and Future

January 13

2 pm

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, 724 NW Davis St., Portland, OR 97209

Free for Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education members, free with museum admission

Today, the United States imprisons more of its people than any other country, and more now than at any other time in its history.

Join Bobbin Singh, Executive Director, Oregon Justice Resource Center; Amanda Solomon, Manager of Museum and Holocaust Education, Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education; and Linda Tamura, Professor of Education Emerita, Willamette University as they examine and discuss contemporary incarceration, drawing upon historical precedents of Japanese American incarceration and the Holocaust.

Discussion will be moderated by Tim DuRoche, Director of Programs, WorldOregon.

Co-presented with the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education and WorldOregon.

Panelists

Linda Tamura, Professor of Education Emerita, Willamette University, is a Sansei (third generation Japanese American) and daughter of a World War II veteran. Linda is the author of Nisei Soldiers Break their Silence and Hood River Issei and is very involved in projects, exhibits, and organizations educating and celebrating the history of Japanese Americans in Oregon. As a former elementary school teacher and a university professor, Dr. Linda Tamura is a teacher of teachers and an educational leader.

Bobbin Singh is the founding Executive Director of the Oregon Justice Resource Center. Born and raised in Atlanta, GA, Bobbin moved to Portland in 2003, studying for his Bachelor's at Portland State University and his JD at Lewis & Clark Law School. After graduating from Lewis & Clark in 2011, he was one of two founders of the Oregon Justice Resource Center, dedicated to promoting civil rights and improving legal representation for communities that have often been under-served in the past.

Amanda Solomon joined the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education as the Manager of Museum and Holocaust Education in October 2018, where she is responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating Holocaust education programs for diverse audiences. Amanda is completing a second Master’s of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Stockton University. Previously Amanda taught middle school math.

Tim DuRoche is a Portland, OR-based artist and culture advocate who has worked for 20 years at the intersections of cultural affairs and the visual, literary and performing arts. Tim is currently the Director of Programs for the WorldOregon, formerly known as the World Affairs Council of Oregon. Since moving to Portland in 2000, he's worked with a number of civic and cultural organizations including Northwest Film Center, City Club of Portland, as a freelance journalist, and notably, for Portland Center Stage.