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April 2018


April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
JACL Chicago, 5415 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640
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Now through April, the Kansha Project Alumni Leadership Board invites you to help bring the spirit of kansha to Manzanar through JACL Chicago's 2018 Kansha Project Crane Campaign! We are folding one thousand origami cranes that will be delivered to Manzanar cemetary as an offering of peace, gratitude, and remembrance by the 2018 Kansha Project cohort. You can be a part of this initiative in two ways: 1.Donate to "sponsor" a crane - we suggest sponsoring at $5 per crane, but…

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6th Chicago All-Camps Reunion

April 29 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
JASC, 4427 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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It's been a couple of years since our last All-Camps Reunion event back in 2014. Let's meet again as old friends and catch up on the latest happenings. The Sixth Chicago-Area All-Camps Reunion is for anyone who was formerly incarcerated/interned in the Japanese American Concentration Camps during World War II. All friends, family, and community members are also welcome! Attendance at this event is free! This event is a jointly sponsored event organized by the Chicago Japanese American Historical Society,…

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May 2018

Asian American Action Day

May 16 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come build community power with hundreds of Asian American, immigrant, and refugee leaders from PAVE- Pan Asian Voter Empowerment Coalition at the annual Asian American Action Day in Springfield, IL! More details to be announced.

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Scholarship Luncheon

May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Maggiano’s Little Italy, 4999 Old Orchard Shopping Center
Skokie, IL 60077 United States
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JACL Chicago's scholarship program recognizes the accomplishments of students who have demonstrated a commitment to JACL’s mission of advancing social justice and promoting the legacy and cultural heritage of the Japanese American community. Please join us at our annual scholarship luncheon to celebrate the achievements of this year's scholarship winners! Please take this opportunity to support JACL Chicago's scholarship program through our "Sponsor-a-Grad" program, even if you are unable to attend the luncheon. Your contributions continue to strengthen JACL Chicago's scholarship…

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Japanese American Memorial Day Service

May 28
Montrose Cemetery, 5400 N Pulaski Rd
Chicago, IL 60630 United States
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More information to be announced.

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