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May 2019

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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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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Kansha Project Culmination

June 23 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Church of Christ Presbyterian, 5846 N Spaulding Ave
Chicago, IL 60659 United States
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Join us for the 2019 Kansha Project Culmination! Meet this year's participants as they share their reflections from their trip to LA's Little Tokyo and Manzanar National Historic Site. Participants will also present personal projects that express their impressions and insights from their experience. The Kansha Project is a JACL Chicago program that connects self-identified Japanese Americans, ages 18-25, to the continuing legacy of the Japanese American community’s incarceration during World War II. The program centers around an educational trip…

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NeverAgainIsNow: How do Nikkei stand up for justice today?

June 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
JASC, 4427 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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Join us to hear a conversation between this panel of amazing organizers as they help us understand some of the organizing work that’s happening in Chicago around immigrant detention and deportation, incarceration, and surveillance, and how the Nikkei (Japanese diaspora) community can show up: Arianna Salgado, Organized Communities Against Deportations Muhammad Sankari, Arab American Action Network Sharlyn Grace, Chicago Community Bond Fund Miya Sommers, Nikkei Resisters (Bay Area) Moderated by: Brandon Lee, Asian Americans Advancing Justice   #NeverAgainIsNow is a…

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July 2019

Golf Tournament

July 18
Glenview Park Golf Club, 800 Shermer Road
Glenview, IL United States
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$100

The JACL Chicago Chapter Golf Outing is an annual event since 1993.  The tournament provides an opportunity for those Chapter members interested in golf to get together for a day of fun and relaxation. Handicaps are assigned based on the Peoria System and prizes are awarded for low net scores, nearest to the pin, longest drive, and low gross scores. Glenview Park Golf Club 800 Shermer Rd Glenview, IL 9:00am Cost: $100.00 per golfer Lunch will be served after golf You may…

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