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.

FY2019 Budget Proposal Eliminates Funding for Japanese American History Preservation

February 15, 2018 Press Release Contact: Jeffery Moy, Vice President for Public Affairs, David Inoue , Executive Director, The President’s budget proposal unveiled this week includes the elimination of funding for the Japanese American Confinement Sites (JACS) Grants Program. The JACS Grant program, authorized in 2006, has provided…

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*all times are local This Pilgrimage page acts as a directory, some events may not be sponsored by JACL. Rohwer/Jerome Pilgrimage Dates: April 11-14, 2019 Location: Little Rock, Arkansas Information: contact Kimiko Marr Manzanar Pilgrimage Date: April 27, 2019 Where: Manzanar National Historic Site, 5001 Hwy. 395, CA Information: (323) 662-5102…

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JACL Disappointed By Level of Discipline of Racist Gesture: Statement from JACL National President

Update: JACL requested a formal meeting with the commissioner. That letter can be found here. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 1, 2017 Statement by Gary Mayeda, National President, Commissioner Manfred’s decision is to suspend Mr. Gurriel for 5 games in 2018. That starts March 29, 2018. Why does that just not…

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Rabbi Remembers Japanese American Legacy And Encourages Cross-Cultural Action

Rabbi  Jonathan Biatch addressed his congregation on Rosh Hashanah and spoke of his former teacher and friend, Janice Kobata Zoeger. Rabbi Biatch spoke lovingly of Ms. Zoeger’s story as well as the Japanese American story; and the importance of cross-cultural dialogue and unity in today’s political climate. He spoke specifically…

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