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April 2019

Alternative Facts Screening and Filmmaker Q&A

April 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lakeside Church of Chicago, 3939 Howard St
Skokie, IL 60067 United States
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Please join us for a special screening of Jon Osaki's newest film, Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066, with a Q&A session with the director following the film. ALTERNATIVE FACTS: The Lies of Executive Order 9066 is a one-hour documentary feature film about the false information and political influences which led to the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans. ALTERNATIVE FACTS sheds light on the people and politics that influenced the signing of the infamous Executive Order…

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Nisei Lounge Fundraiser

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Nisei Lounge, 3439 N Sheffield Ave
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
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Join the JACL Chicago's Kansha Alumni Leadership Board (ALB) and Next Generation Nikkei (NGN) for our annual fundraiser at the Nisei Lounge in Wrigleyville. ALB and NGN board members will be guest bartending throughout the night. So come on by and support your local Japanese American young adult community. Friends, family, and community members all welcomed! Tips (cash preferred) will go towards the Kansha Project. The Kansha Project is a JACL Chicago program that connects self-identified Japanese Americans, ages 18-25, to the continuing…

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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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