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September 2019

Night in the American Village Book Talk with Akemi Johnson

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
JASC, 4427 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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Free

"NIGHT IN THE AMERICAN VILLAGE: Women in the Shadow of the U.S. Military Bases in Okinawa" Book Talk Featured Speaker: AKEMI JOHNSON, Author The JASC Legacy Center Presents A “Memories of Now” (MON) Seminar Series Presentation. Co-sponsored by the Chicago Japanese American Historical Society (CJAHS) and JACL Chicago. At the southern end of the Japanese archipelago lies Okinawa, host to a vast complex of U.S. military bases. A legacy of World War II, these bases have been a fraught issue…

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Never Again is Now: The 13th Film Screening

September 29 @ 2:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Music Box Theater, 3733 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60613 United States
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Ava DuVernay's documentary "13th" is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution and explores the historical and present-day effects of mass criminalization and incarceration in the African American community. In this current political climate, it’s more important than ever that we remain informed about the ways in which incarceration has (and is) used as a tool of oppression against marginalized communities in the US. Please join us for a screening of this film followed by a reflective discussion.…

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October 2019

Never Again is Now: Mass Incarceration Workshop

October 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
JASC, 4427 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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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 justice…

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NGN New Board Debut Fall Fundraiser

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Nisei Lounge, 3439 N Sheffield Ave
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
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Free

Next Gen Nikkei is back like your favorite pumpkin spiced latte, just in time for fall! We will be introducing our new board members to the community in a fun fundraiser at the Nisei Lounge on October 24th from 7pm-10pm. Come dressed in your Halloween costumes, bring a pumpkin pie, or just come and enjoy having your favorite Nikkei serve you responsibly! Guest bartenders will include... (tbd). This is social event to help raise funds for future NGN community events.…

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November 2019

Walking Tour: Lakeview’s Japanese American History

November 2 @ 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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