Kakehashi Participants Return to Discrimination from Schools and Employers

March 9, 2020 For Immediate Release David Inoue (MPH), Executive Director dinoue@jacl.org, 202-223-1240Sarah Baker, VP Public Affairs sbaker@jacl.org Last week, 68 Japanese American college students, young adults and chaperones returned from JACL’s Kakehashi program, a 10 day cultural exchange trip to Japan. Unfortunately for some, they have not been warmly welcomed back…

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Day of Remembrance Brings History to Action

February 19, 2020 For Immediate Release David Inoue, Executive Director dinoue@jacl.org, 202-223-1240Sarah Baker, VP Public Affairs sbaker@jacl.org Today we remember that 78 years ago President Franklin D. Roosevelt, through executive order, paved the way for the mass incarceration of all individuals of Japanese ancestry living on the West Coast. This was done…

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JACL Denounces Expansion of the Muslim Ban

January 31, 2020 For Immediate Release David Inoue, Executive Director dinoue@jacl.org, 202-223-1240Sarah Baker, VP Public Affairs sbaker@jacl.org Today’s addition of Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania expands he number of countries affected by the Muslim Ban to 13. Similar to the first ban, the people impacted are predominantly Muslim. But these…

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