Asian-American Women and the Portland YWCA

Document 1

Document 2A

Document 2B

Veleda Club

Frances Maeda

Pacific Island Women

Document 2B: "Geisha Entertainers," Portland News-Telegram, 29 April 1938.

Yae Ko Kwuzuka and Rose Katigiri, who will be among the entertainers at the silver tea which Japanese Girl Reserves will give Sunday at the YWCA.

 

The caption of this Portland News-Telegram photograph, "Geisha Entertainers," highlights the exoticized and sexualized stereotypes assigned to Asian-American women in the mainstream U.S. media, in contrast to the Japanese language newspaper article above, which emphasized community building, pride, and dignified ambassadorship.
       

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