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March 2020

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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July 2020

Virtual Trivia Night

July 31 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Virtual
Free

Do you like games, connecting with community, and cool prizes? Then sign up for the Japanese American Citizen League - Chicago Chapter's first ever virtual trivia night! Next Generation Nikkei and the Kansha Project Alumni Leadership Board are partnering together to host a trivia night with categories from pop culture to Civil Rights legislation. Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners. Sign up now using the link: https://bit.ly/JACLChiTrivia

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August 2020

Arts & Activism Workshop

August 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Virtual
Free

Join JACL Chicago’s Next Generation Nikkei for a conversation on identity, art, and activism! Artists Cori Lin, Tani Ikeda, Sen Morimoto, and Emily Harada will share their reflections on the connections between their art and identity, and the ways they’ve engaged with current social justice issues through their art. Following our panel discussion, each artist will host a 30-minute break out room for Q&A and creative reflection.   Please register to join us via Zoom:    Register here Facebook event…

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Nikkei Open Mic Night: Virtual Edition!

August 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Virtual
Free

Join JACL Chicago and Next Generation Nikkei for a night of live performance and storytelling by members of our Nikkei community.  For this virtual event, we invite anyone who identifies as Nikkei to share a talent — from poetry and personal stories to music and dance. If you’re not a performer, that’s okay! Sit back, relax and support your fellow community members. At the end of the event, we’ll have some giveaway prizes for a few lucky performers and audience…

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Mass Incarceration Workshop

August 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual
Free

Photo courtesy of Chicago Community Bond Fund Today, about 2.2 million people are incarcerated in jails and prisons in the U.S., the highest rate of incarceration of any country on the planet, and a 500% increase in the rate of incarceration from 40 years ago. While Black people make up only about 12% of the U.S. population, about 33.4% of people in U.S. prisons and jails are Black. The systematic targeting of Black communities by racist policing and incarceration policies is a major focus of racial…

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