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1-man-show tells story of Gordon Hirabayashi

1-man-show tells story of Gordon Hirabayashi

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Joel de la Fuente stars as Gordon Hirabayashi in “Hold These Truths.” (Photo by Lia Chang)

Joel de la Fuente stars in Jeanne Sakata’s one-man show, “Hold These Truths,” inspired by the true story of University of Washington student Gordon Hirabayashi as he fought the U.S. government’s forcible and unconstitutional removal and incarceration of all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast during World War II. Read the full story

Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 29 | 7/12-7/18Comments (1)

Hirabayashi medal comes home

Hirabayashi medal comes home

By Sue Misao
NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY

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From left, Susan Carnahan, widow of Gordon Hirabayashi, along with his children Marion Oldenberg, Sharon Yuen, and Jay Hirabayashi, ceremoniously donate Hirabayashi’s Presidential Medal of Freedom to the University of Washington. Provost Ana Mari Cauce, Ph.D, right, accepted the medal for the university. (Photo by Sue Misao/NWAW)

Gordon Hirabayashi’s heroic journey began at the University of Washington, where he was Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 10 | 3/1-3/7Comments (0)

Hirabayashi family will donate Medal of Freedom to UW

Hirabayashi family will donate Medal of Freedom to UW

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Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 9 | 2/22-2/28Comments (0)

Ground broken on Hirabayashi Place development

Ground broken on Hirabayashi Place development

By Sue Misao
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Family members of Gordon Hirabayashi, along with business and community partners, broke ground at Hirabayashi Place on Jan. 25. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

About 150 people attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the Hirabayashi Place, a new housing Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 33 No 6 | 2/1-2/7Comments (0)

LETTER: Hirabayashi remembered by a reporter

To the Editor:

Back in 1997, when I reported for the NW Asian Weekly, I was asked to profile Dr. Gordon Hirabayashi in the run-up to the paper’s inaugural Asian American Pioneers Awards banquet, during which Dr. Hirabayashi was to be honored for his personal stand against the Japanese American Internment. Read the full story

Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 31 No 3 | 1/14-1/20Comments (0)

In memory of Gordon

In memory of Gordon

By Stacy Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Gordon Hirabayashi

Gordon Hirabayashi died on Jan. 2 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, where he taught sociology at the University of Alberta (UA). He was 93 and had been suffering from Alzheimer’s.

In 1942, the U.S. Government ordered nationwide evacuation of Japanese Americans by Executive Order 9066. The government simply called it a relocation. But for those who had to abandon their homes, it was imprisonment.

Hirabayashi was among the internees. A student at the University of Washington (UW) at the time, he was one of only three Japanese Americans who resisted, stating that internment was a violation of his Constitutional rights. For his act of courage, he was arrested, convicted, and imprisoned.

Hirabayashi was born in Seattle in 1918. He attended Auburn High School. Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Obituaries, Vol 31 No 3 | 1/14-1/20Comments (0)


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