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April 2019

Seventh Chicago-Area All-Camps Reunion

April 28 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
JASC, 4427 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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See event flyer It's been a year since our last All-Camps Reunion event in 2018. Let's meet again as old friends and catch up on the latest happenings. The Seventh Chicago Area All-Camps Reunion is for anyone who was formerly incarcerated/interned in the Japanese American Concentration Camps during WWII. All friends, family, and community members are also welcome! This event is jointly sponsored and organized by the Chicago Japanese American Historical Society, the Japanese Mutual Aid Society of Chicago, the…

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May 2019

Contested Histories: Finding Home-(Re)Building Community in the Second City

May 17 @ 10:45 am - May 19 @ 7:45 pm
Midwest Buddhist Temple, 435 W Menomonee St
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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As a part of the Japanese American National Museum's (JANM) Contested Histories Exhibit, that will be at Midwest Buddhist Temple (5/17 - 5/19), there is a weekend full of programs called "Finding Home - (Re)Building Community in the Second City". The programming includes things like facilitated intergenerational dialogues, family genealogy (how to find important historic info about your family's incarceration experience), a casual and fun open mic night and a stage-reading of "Garage Door Opener", a play from LA-based Grateful…

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2019 Scholarship Luncheon

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 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 awardees: Anthony Del Valle, Amundsen High School Kevin Kodama, Oak Park and River Forest High School Eric Langowski, University of Chicago Ava McLean, Lyons Township High School Jack Shimabukuro, Niles West High…

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Japanese American Memorial Day Service

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Montrose Cemetery, 5400 N Pulaski Rd
Chicago, IL 60630 United States
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Free

The Japanese Mutual Aid Society of Chicago will hold its annual Memorial Day service in the Japanese section of Montrose Cemetery (5400 N. Pulaski Road, Chicago) on Monday, May 27, 2019, at 11:00 am. Buddhist, Christian, and other churches, as well as various Japanese community organizations and the Consulate General of Japan will be represented at the floral offering. The Mutual Aid Society requests that all cars be parked in the area across Bryn Mawr Avenue, to the north of…

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June 2019

Kansha Crane Campaign: Fold-a-Crane

June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
JACL Chicago, 5415 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640
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Join JACL Chicago's Kansha Project in folding 1,000 cranes! Help bring the spirit of kansha to Manzanar through JACL Chicago’s Kansha Project Fold-a-Crane event! Join members of the Kansha Alumni Leadership Board as we fold one thousand origami cranes (senbazaru) that will be delivered to Manzanar cemetery as an offering of peace, gratitude, and remembrance by the 2019 Kansha Project cohort. 🌸🌸 We will be gathering as a community of Kansha Project alumni and supporters to fold cranes at one…

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