[OYAN] Stream free film NOW for teen Essay Contest - submissions due March 1
jennifer.maurer at state.or.us
Wed Feb 7 17:31:52 PST 2018
I am forwarding this on behalf of Deborah Gitlitz. Please pardon the cross-posting. See the message below.
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From: Kids-lib [mailto:kids-lib-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] On Behalf Of Deborah G
Sent: Friday, February 2, 2018 5:15 PM
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Subject: [kids-lib] Stream free film NOW for teen Essay Contest - submissions due March 1
***please pardon the cross-posting***
Reminder: Free Oregon-history documentary for libraries and teachers to stream, available NOW -- inquire at info at minoruyasuifilm.org<mailto:info at minoruyasuifilm.org>.
Help students to prepare for the Minoru Yasui Day essay contest! Submission deadline March 1.
* One-hour documentary about a challenge to Oregon’s Japanese-American internment in WWII
* Librarians and educators can have FREE access to stream the film
* Middle and high school teens can win cash prizes
* Director Holly Yasui is available for Skype conversations!
* Show at the library; partner with a classroom; discuss with a TAB or book group
MINORU YASUI DAY Essay Contest: March 1 deadline
Oregon middle-school and high-school students have the opportunity to learn about local civil-rights hero Minoru Yasui and enter an essay contest sponsored by the Oregon Nikkei Endowment and the Minoru Yasui Tribute Project. Winners will be awarded cash prizes and a trip to Portland for the Minoru Yasui Day celebration on March 28. The celebration will include a march from the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center to Portland Center Stage at 4:00 pm, followed by the Awards Ceremony, a screening of the film Never Give Up! and discussion with film producer Holly Yasui and attorney Peggy Nagae.
The essay contest provides young people with the resources to engage in research about an important piece of Oregon history – the forced removal of all persons of Japanese ancestry from their homes, and incarceration in concentration camps – and to reflect upon how the lessons of the past relate to immigration and national security issues in 2018.
The essays can be from 500-1000 words and the deadline for submission is March 1. For complete rules, see: www.minoruyasuitribute.org/essaycontest<http://www.minoruyasuitribute.org/essaycontest>. All Oregon students, whether in public private or home-schools are encouraged to submit their work. Finalists will be selected by March 15, and their essays eligible for publication in the award-winning multicultural magazine Stepping Stones.
“We hope that the essay contest will encourage students to explore the life and times of an exemplary Oregonian, to form and express their opinions about important issues today like racial profiling and civil disobedience,” says Holly Yasui, Minoru Yasui’s daughter. “Getting informed and writing about civil rights is a first step to preparing young people to become the leaders of tomorrow.”
Thanks to a generous grant from the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde “Spirit Mountain Community Fund,” Holly Yasui is offering her recently completed film, Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice, free of charge to libraries and schools to help students to prepare for the essay test.
For more information: minyasui.essaycontest at gmail.com<mailto:minyasui.essaycontest at gmail.com> or call (503) 224-1458 (ask for Cynthia).
**Posted on behalf of film director Holly Yasui, who would like to encourage students to participate in the essay contest.**
Bilingual Outreach and Youth Services Librarian
Early Literacy Trainer
Library Youth Services Consultant
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