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Seattle Welcomes Norman Mineta
November 10, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pmFee and Open to Public
The Pacific Northwest has a unique opportunity to meet a man of many “firsts” in American politics. Norman Mineta was the first Asian American elected mayor of a large U.S. city and the first Asian American elected member of Congress from the U.S. mainland. He was also the first person to serve as a cabinet member under both a Democratic (Bill Clinton) and Republican (George W. Bush) president.
Mineta will accompany the recently-released documentary, “Norman Mineta and His Legacy: An American Story” in a special screening in Seattle during the Veteran’s Day weekend. During the Cold War and before beginning his political career, he served in an intelligence unit of the U.S. Army. The hour-long film details his modest upbringing and his family’s removal to a World War II mass-incarceration camp. In Congress he was instrumental in achieving Japanese American redress through the assage of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988. Particularly notable are his past and ongoing efforts to seek justice for all – especially aspiring and new arrivals struggling to survive by migrating to the United States. Remaining faithful to his personal history and his identity as the son of immigrants will certainly stand out as major themes of Mineta’s enduring legacy.
This event is co-sponsored by The North American Post, Hokubei Hochi Foundation, members of the Nikkei Community Network, UW Department of American Ethnic Studies, and others to be added.
CO-SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY : http://www.seattle-japanese.com/mineta
Hokubei Hochi Foundation invites your tax-deductible donation to support an important Veterans Day weekend event, SEATTLE WELCOMES NORMAN MINETA, which will feature special honored guest Mr. Mineta and viewing of his new superb PBS documentary “Norman Mineta and His Legacy: An American Story.”
Your support would enable us to bring Mr. Mineta and the documentary co-producers to Seattle. The event will be held at UW Kane Hall from 1:30PM-3:30PM.
Other co-sponsors include The North American Post newspaper, UW American Ethnic Studies Department, and members of the Nikkei Community Network.
We deeply appreciate your donation to support this important event. Sponsorship acknowledgement will be on a program list. Our community is very fortunate to be able to bring Mr. Mineta to Seattle. For more information about co-sponsorship opportunity, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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