Weekly Digest: April 2

JACL Convention Website Now Open for Registration JACL Joins NAPABA/AALDEF Amicus Brief Crystal City Pilgrimage Attendees Protest Incarceration of Migrant Families Seeking Asylum Action Alert: Save Funding for the Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program Minidoka Swing Band in the Bay Area Invitation Program for Japanese American Students Tell Congress…

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Prepared Statement of David Inoue for CAIR Press Conference on Terrorist Attack on New Zealand Mosque

March 15, 2019 For Immediate Release David Inoue, Executive Directordinoue@jacl.org, 202-223-1240 Good morning, my name is David Inoue, and I am the executive director for the Japanese American Citizens League. We are the oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization in this country. It is with heavy heart that…

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JACL Highlights the Significance of Transgenerational Trauma

March 7, 2019 For Immediate Release David Inoue, Executive Directordinoue@jacl.org, 202-223-1240 Sarah Baker, VP Public Affairssbaker@jacl.org In an interview reported in The Hill earlier today, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn rightfully recognized the trauma that Rep. Ilhan Omar has experienced as a Somali refugee. Unfortunately, in the same interview Mr.…

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Congressional Briefing on the Japanese American Incarceration during World War II and Its Relevancy Today

The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation (HMWF), and the Japanese American Confinement Sites Consortium (JACSC) are collaborating with the American Psychological Association (APA) to host a Congressional briefing Thursday, February 28, 2019 9:00-10:00AM at the Capitol Visitor Center in room HVC-200 (House side, on the south…

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JACL Mourns the Passing of Jeff Adachi, San Francisco’s Public Defender

February 25, 2019 For Immediate Release David Inoue, Executive Directordinoue@jacl.org, 202-223-1240 Sarah Baker, VP Public Affairssbaker@jacl.org Washington, DC – National JACL, the Northern California, Western Nevada, Pacific District (NCWNP), and San Francisco chapter, collectively mourn the passing of San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, who passed away on Feb. 22…

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