Education

The JACL is committed to the goal of educating our membership and the public at-large about the Japanese American historical experience and the lesson that the World War II incarceration holds for the future conduct of our government related to our Constitutional liberties.


Hate Crimes

If you need crisis support you may contact the Crisis Text Line by sending the text “HOME” to 741741. For more information about this resource, visit http://www.crisistextline.org/. State Hate Crime Laws: 45 states and the District of Columbia have statutes criminalizing various types of bias motived violence or intimidation. See a chart…

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Executive Order Continues Inhumane Treatment of Children

June 19, 2018 Press Release Contact: Jeffrey Moy, Vice President for Public Affairs, jmoy@jacl.org David Inoue, Executive Director, dinoue@jacl.org Earlier this week, in opposition to the family separations, George Takei stated, “At least during the internment of Japanese-Americans, I and other children were not stripped from our parents.” It is…

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Secretary Zinke’s Comments Highlight the Need for Continued Funding of Japanese American Confinement Sites Grants

For Immediate Release March 16, 2018 Press Release Contact: Jeffrey Moy, Vice President for Public Affairs, jmoy@jacl.org David Inoue, Executive Director, dinoue@jacl.org Like most Americans, JACL is dismayed by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s attempt at humor, patronization, or combination of the two, when he addressed Hawaii Representative Colleen Hanabusa, a…

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