Applications for Kansha 2023 are due February 27th at 11:59PM CST.  

 Kansha Project Trip
     –  Wednesday, June 7: Pre-departure orientation
     –  Thursday, June 8 – Sunday, June 11: Little Tokyo Trip
 –  Sunday, June 25: Culmination

The Kansha Project is a JACL Chicago program founded in 2011 that connects self-identified Japanese Americans, ages 18-25, from the Midwest to their identity, history and community. 

Participants engage in an in-depth examination of the WWII confinement site experience through an immersive educational trip to Los Angeles’ historic Little Tokyo neighborhood and Manzanar National Historic Site. Through workshops with local experts and community activists, historical tours, and group reflections, participants work to interpret and promote the stories, lessons, and the legacy of the Japanese American confinement site experience.

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