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August 2020

Arts & Activism Workshop

August 15, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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January 2021

Free Origami Workshop

January 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom
Free

Join NGN for a free virtual origami workshop for all ages. 1/30 from 2-3pm CT. Fill out the form below to sign up! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfTTvpKvpmosmP1wPM5QtpFlGJ3F_ApCFFgqu5uCwDgD5_3OA/viewform?fbclid=IwAR0oEGXokVLSnz209mh7rM7M46BK6OE7QqyJYWmANqctlRGFJ59hEbpZLSA

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February 2021

Day of Remembrance: Making Art With Japanese American Archives

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Sign-up link: bit.ly/nikkeiarchives In this interactive workshop, learn about Japanese American incarceration during World War II and participate in a creative brainstorming exercise inspired by Japanese American archival material. This workshop is open to people of all ages and backgrounds, and no artistic background is required. We have limited capacity available so please sign up early to reserve your spot. Japanese American participants are encouraged to bring a family archival piece they would like to work with. Archives can range…

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