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November 2019

Walking Tour: Lakeview’s Japanese American History

November 2, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lakeview, 945 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
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In the years following World War II, a wave of about 20,000 Japanese Americans (JAs) resettled to Chicago after being incarcerated in War Relocation Authority “internment camps.” They were part of a government plan to disperse and assimilate Japanese Americans across the country. When they first arrived in Chicago, many Japanese Americans lived on the South and Near North sides. But by the 1960s, a JA community formed in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. At its peak, the neighborhood was home to…

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February 2020

Day of Remembrance: Arts x Activism Gallery and Workshop

February 16 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Chicago History Museum, 1601 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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Free

In this interactive event, peruse an art gallery and hear firsthand from young Japanese Americans in Chicago who have combined identity-based creative projects with community activism. We’ll also talk about ways attendees can jumpstart their own artistic projects and get involved in advocacy work to protect the rights and freedoms of all. Snacks and origami paper will be provided. This event is hosted by JACL Chicago’s Kansha Project Alumni Leadership Board, JACL Chicago’s Next Generation Nikkei, and the Nikkei Creative…

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Day of Remembrance 2020

February 16 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Chicago History Museum, 1601 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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Free

Chicago History Museum 1601 North Clark St. Chicago, IL 60614 Sunday Feb 16, 2020 1:30PM-4:30PM *Note the new start time at 1:30! Alternative Facts The Lies of Executive Order 9066 - A film by Jon Osaki, sheds light on the people and politics that influenced the signing of the infamous Executive Order 9066. Signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 19, 1942, Executive Order 9066 called for the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans during WWII. Every year, the Japanese…

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March 2020

Next Gen Nikkei: Cooking Class!

March 8
Midwest Buddhist Temple, 435 W Menomonee St
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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Next Gen Nikkei presents our first ever NGN Cooking Class. This class will be focusing on a Japanese lunchtime favorite: obento! Join us as we discuss the theory and motivation behind bento, learn the basic cooking techniques needed, and then prepare and pack our own bento boxes. This class is ideal for beginner chefs, and no experience is necessary. Please bring your own bento box or other take-out container. *Note: We will be preparing a meal that can be suitable…

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NGN’s Intergenerational Bowling Extravaganza

March 28 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fireside Bowling Alley, 2646 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago, IL 60647 United States
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Next Gen Nikkei is hosting an intergenerational bowling outing. This family friendly bowling event is a nod to the days of Nikkei bowling leagues. It will be an opportunity for our community to come together and show off your bowling skills and have fun. Proceeds from this event will go towards Tsuru for Solidarity in effort to enable and empower Nikkei seeking financial assistance to rally in DC this June. $15 members / $20 non-members Reserve your spot today at…

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