Welcome to JACL Chicago

The Japanese American Citizens League is a national organization whose ongoing mission is to secure and maintain the civil rights of Japanese Americans and all others who are victimized by injustice and bigotry.

Becoming a JACL member means joining the fight for social justice and equality.

With over 10,000 members and a history of leadership since 1929, JACL is the nations’ oldest, largest, Asian American civil rights organization.

Recent News

Justice for Grace Watanabe

Contents: Statement of InterestOverview of CaseWhat you can do Statement of Interest According to a petition filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County by the Cook County Public Guardian, employees and others at Symphony Residences of Lincoln Park “robbed” financial...

2019 JACL Chicago Scholarship Application available!

The Chicago Chapter of JACL offers scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $5,000 to undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated a commitment to JACL’s mission. Scholarships are awarded based on an applicant’s understanding of and alignment with JACL’s...

Young Adults: How to get involved!

We are now launching the 2018-2019 year of our young adult programs. *Anyone is welcome to join us for our events! But if you are looking to develop leadership skills and build community together, consider joining one of the boards for one of these programs: See our...

Upcoming Events

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JACL Chicago Chapter Newsletter

The JACL Chicago Chapter publishes bi-monthly newsletters called the JACLer to keep members and the community up-to-date on the latest information.

If you’d like to receive an electronic copy of the JACLer, let us know by contacting info@jaclchicago.org. Please include your name and email address.