BEAVERTON, Ore. – How can we help stand up for those most vulnerable in our society and keep history from repeating itself? Join Beaverton City Library (12375 SW 5th St) on Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 7 to 8 p.m. for an account of life during the Holocaust with a special preview of Beaverton Civic Theatre’s upcoming production of “The Diary of Anne Frank.”
The preview will also go beyond the pages of the script and include a discussion on tragedy that is still happening in our modern day. Olive Bukuru shares her journey fleeing genocide in Makamba and living in a refugee camp, and her experience as a teen living in Beaverton and Hillsboro after her family emigrated to the United States. Olive comes to Beaverton Civic Theatre through a partnership with The Immigrant Story.
This discussion will conclude at the Anne Frank exhibit at The Playhouse, Beaverton Civic Theatre's educational space located in Cedar Hills Crossing Mall. Audience members are invited to join us after the preview to experience the Pacific Northwest premiere of two Anne Frank exhibits in Beaverton: “The Frank Family Album,” 70 rarely seen photos of the Frank family, and “Reading and Writing,” an exhibit appropriate for upper elementary students to learn about Anne Frank through her journaling.
This program is free and open to the public; no registration is required. For more information, visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org, or call 503-644-2197.
Beaverton City Library is one of fifteen member libraries in Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS), which works to provide responsive and efficient library service countywide through centralized catalog, courier and other services.