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Hirabayashi Place to Install New Art

Hirabayashi Place Photo by Shihou Sasaki/ The North American Post

Legacy of Justice, a public art project group for the new Hirabayashi Place apartment in the International District, will present a happy hour to celebrate a painting installation by Roger Shimomura. The event will be held from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 16.

Judge Mary Schroeder, who is known as a judge of the coram nobis case of Hirabayashi v. United States, will be present for the evening. The Shimomura painting includes two panels, each 4′ wide by 10′ tall, featuring the life and achievements of Hirabayashi.

The public art project “will enlighten visitors about Gordon Hirabayashi’s story and legacy while lifting up the culture and history of Nihonmachi, Seattle’s historic Japantown,” according to the Legacy of the Justice website. “Hirabayashi Place will stand as a reminder of the power that each of us holds, to take a stand for justice.”

The event requires RSVP to lmorishita@interimicda.org or (206) 624-1802×19. More information can be found at http://interimicda.org/legacyofjustice/.

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