2019 JACL National Convention

The Japanese American Citizens League is a national organization whose mission is to secure and safeguard the civil and human rights of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans and all communities who are affected by injustice and bigotry. The leaders and members of the JACL also work to promote and preserve the heritage and legacy of the Japanese American Community.
JACL Concludes 50th Convention in Salt Lake City
 
JACL Concludes 50th Convention in Salt Lake City
Washington, DC – This past Sunday marked the conclusion of the Japanese American Citizens League’s 50th convention and the celebration of the organization’s 90th anniversary, which was held at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah. Notably, this is the same hotel where the JACL first committed itself to engaging in redress and…
Joint Statement Condemning Decision to Hold Migrant Children at Fort Sill
 
Joint Statement Condemning Decision to Hold Migrant Children at Fort Sill
June 20, 2019 Last week, the Administration’s Office of Refugee Resettlement announced it will be housing unaccompanied minors at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Fort Sill is a military base that previously was used as a prison for Geronimo and hundreds of Chiricahua Apaches, including women and children. During World War II, Fort Sill was used as…
Japanese Americans to Speak Out Against Designation of Fort Sill to Detain Migrant Children
 
Japanese Americans to Speak Out Against Designation of Fort Sill to Detain Migrant Children
What: Japanese Americans to Speak Out Against Designation of Fort Sill to Detain Migrant Children When: 4:00 pm EDT, Thursday, June 20, 2019 Where: Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism During WWII (Louisiana Ave. NW & D St. NW, Washington, D.C.) Washington, DC – Nancy Ukai, representing Tsuru for Solidarity, will be joined by other members of…
Weekly Digest: June 12
 
Weekly Digest: June 12
JACL Convention Early Bird Registration Ends June 20! Trump Administration Announces Former WWII Incarceration Site, Fort Sill, Will be Used to Detain Immigrant Children Days of Action against Public Charge Rule Apply to the APAICS National Leadership Academy by June 28 “Our Lost Years” Los Angeles Premiere Discussion and Screening of Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066 Movie “Late Night”…
Wat Misaka and Arlene Inouye Named for 2019 National JACL President’s Award
 
Wat Misaka and Arlene Inouye Named for 2019 National JACL President’s Award
June 13, 2019 For Immediate Release David Inoue, Executive Directordinoue@jacl.org, 202-223-1240 Sarah Baker, VP Public Affairssbaker@jacl.org Washington, DC – The National Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) is pleased to announce its 2019 President’s awardees, Wat Misaka and Arlene Inouye. “The two honorees this year represent tremendous leadership that extends beyond the Japanese American community,” said Jeff…
JACL Opposes Expanded Incarceration of Children at Fort Sill
 
JACL Opposes Expanded Incarceration of Children at Fort Sill
June 12, 2019 For Immediate Release David Inoue, Executive Directordinoue@jacl.org, 202-223-1240 Sarah Baker, VP Public Affairssbaker@jacl.org The Japanese American Citizens League is shocked and dismayed by the administration’s announcement that unaccompanied minors will be incarcerated at Fort Sill, a former World War II incarceration site. In 1942, Fort Sill imprisoned approximately 700 Japanese immigrants without…

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