The Japanese American Citizens League held its first national convention in Seattle, Washington, on August 23, 1930. The historic meeting convened on Labor Day weekend and was attended by 108 delegates in the facilities of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce. See below for information on upcoming conventions.
During the Sayonara Banquet, JACL announced the recipients of the 2016 Japanese American of the Biennium Awards. The Japanese American of the Biennium Award is the highest public service award given by JACL The award honors those Americans of Japanese ancestry whose outstanding achievements in different fields of endeavor have…
Join us for the 47th National JACL Convention Monday, July 11, 2016–Thursday, July 14, 2016 Monte Carlo Hotel 3770 Las Vegas Blvd South Las Vegas, NV 89109 Sponsored by: Getting Ready Online registration is closed (or by mail). For each person registered, $25 will go towards funding the National Student Youth Council!…
By Nicole Gaddie, National Youth Chairperson An idea flourished in the minds of two JACL National Youth Council members as they marched with thousands to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Selma. What if African-Americans could receive reparations? And more important, what if the Japanese American community could provide…
The 46th National JACL Convention will be held July 13–15, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada.