Oregon Rises Above Hate Celebration in Old Town Portland | Performances, Free Entry in Downtown Portland Museums, Food Carts
Come together to celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month and the AANHPI (Asian, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander) community for Oregon Rises Above Hate Celebration on May 14 in Old Town Portland.
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Oregon Rises Above Hate
May 14, 2022
More info: oregonrisesabovehate.com
Location: Flanders Festival Street
NW Flanders & 4th, Portland
Join together to celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month and the AANHPI (Asian, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander) community, its resilience, and commit to combat the continued rise anti-Asian hate.
10 AM – 11 AM
Community Performances by Kylee Kamikawa, Lee’s Association Lion Dance, Leela Indian Dance, Obukan Judo, Portland Taiko, Rose City Island Dance, Teva Oriata, and Tsubaki Buyo Doukoukai.
11 AM – Noon
Speaking by community leaders and elected officials, including
- Metro Councilor Duncan Hwang,
- Multnomah County Commissioner Susheela Jayapal,
- Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum,
- ORAH organizer & Philanthropist Anne Naito-Campbell,
- The Pacific Islander Community Coordinator for Immigrant & Refugee Community Lute Richards,
- Multnomah County Commissioner Lori Stegmann, and others
Noon – 6 PM
Cultural heritage institutions will be open for free to encourage exploration of AANHPI culture & history, including Japanese American Museum of Oregon, Lan Su Chinese Garden, Oregon Historical Society, Oregon Jewish Museum, Portland Chinatown Museum, and others. (Please see the opening hours below.)
Festival Streets on Flanders and Davis Streets will have food carts and tables from organizations.
Lan Su Chinese Garden will feature performances by Ka Lei Hai’a O Ka Lokelani, Takohachi Taiko, and Vancouver Jasmine Dance Troupe.
6 PM – 9 PM
Vigil and memorial at Lan Su Chinese Garden to honor those that came before us and those that we have lost during the pandemic, featuring Michael Looking Wolf’s land blessing, Fear No Music’s concert, Chinese calligraphy demonstration, and floating lantern release at dusk.
Click HERE to see Cultural Institutions’ Opening Hours on May 14.