See the exhibit, coming to the central Oregon coast, August 4-19,2018

Can we learn from past mistakes? Lincoln County People Power, in cooperation with Rural Organizing Project invites you to participate in a summer program of speakers' panels, movies, and discussions centering around the question "How did it happen?" and "Is it happening again?" 

How did it happen that 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry – two thirds of whom were U.S. citizens – were forcibly removed from the west coast and imprisoned during World War II? 

How is it happening now that hard-working, tax-paying, peaceful-living members of our community are being swept from their homes, their families ripped apart, and imprisoned indefinitely without due process?

How is it happening that refugees --who have legitimately applied for asylum in the United States, are being treated worse than convicted felons?

What racial and ethnic biases have, historically and still today, influenced our decisions about which native-born Americans can be considered citizens?

Come listen, watch, and learn in Newport, Waldport, and Yachats this August. .  For the full experience, we invite you to attend all events.