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Annual Membership Meeting and Reception

Portland Japanese Garden and Japan Institute CEO Steve Bloom. Photo by Jonathan Ley.

Join us for the Annual Membership Meeting on Monday, May 6th. Portland Japanese Garden CEO, Steve Bloom, will give an annual review for members and present about the organization’s future.

Ann Burroughs smiling headshotThis year we will also feature a special presentation by guest speaker, Ann Burroughs. Ann Burroughs is the President and CEO of the Japanese American National Museum. She is an internationally recognized leader in the field of human rights and social justice. She is the past Chair of Amnesty International’s Global Assembly and was formerly the Chair of the Board of Directors of Amnesty International USA. Burroughs’ life-long commitment to racial and social justice was shaped by her experience as a young activist in her native South Africa where she was jailed as a political prisoner for her opposition to apartheid. For over 25 years, she has worked with leaders, organizations, and networks in the US and abroad to promote diversity, racial justice and a rights-based culture. Burroughs has previously served as Executive Director of the Taproot Foundation and as the Executive Director of LA Works, and has worked as a consultant to the Omidyar Network, the Rockefeller Foundation and the government of South Africa.

A reception, featuring hor d’oeuvres from Devil’s Food catering and music by Toshi Onizuka, will immediately follow the Annual Meeting.

This is a free member-only event. Reservations are required.

Event sponsor logos, Devil's Food Catering, JOTO, Torii Mor Winery



The Pavilion Gallery is used for exhibitions and special events. Architectural features include shoji (translucent paper panels) and verandas that connote the integration of house and garden. The overlook offers a spectacular view of Mt. Hood to the east.