St. Louis JACL Scholarship Deadline – Sunday, May 15, 2022

The deadline for submissions to the local 2022 St. Louis JACL Scholarship is arriving soon! Please complete the online scholarship form, if you qualify and are interested. Best of luck to all of the applicants!

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Akiko Suwanai, Guest Soloist with SLSO, performs May 6-7, 2022

Guest violin soloist, Akiko Suwanai, will join the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra on May 6-7, 2022. A special two-for-one discount is available for this concert.

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Visitation for Dr. Richard Mitchell April 13

A farewell visitation will be held to honor the life of Dr. Richard H. Mitchell, husband of St. Louis JACL member Yoshiko Mitchell, on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm. The visitation will be at Mother of Good Counsel Home, 6825 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, MO 63121. Dr. Mitchell passed away on March 25, 2022. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Richard H. Mitchell Japanese Memorial Fund made payable to the Ikenobo Ikebana Society.

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National Youth/Student Council Live Stream April 7

Join this Kaiwa Convo webinar hosted by JACL National Youth/Student Council on April 7, 2022 at 6 PM Eastern Time. All are welcome, but this event will be youth-preferred.

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2022 St. Louis JACL Scholarship Applications April 1 – May 15, 2022

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Students are welcome to apply to the local St. Louis JACL Scholarship that is separate from National JACL Scholarships starting April 1 until May 15, 2022. Any current or incoming undergraduates or graduate students at any college, trade school or graduate school may qualify. Preferred consideration will be given to students that participate in current or past events with the St. Louis JACL Chapter. However, the applicant does not need to be a member of the St. Louis JACL Chapter. Applicants must be active in issues of diversity, civil rights, and/or social justice. Applicants cannot apply if they have previously received a scholarship from a JACL Chapter.

The link below will take you to the webpage where you may enter in your scholarship application online. Applications must be completed and submitted by May 15, 2022.

St. Louis JACL Scholarships

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2022 JACL Appreciation Lunch Delayed to May 22

The JACL Appreciation Lunch originally scheduled for March 20, 2022 has been delayed to May 22, 2022 at Hunan Star at 1:00-3:00. The Board of Directors felt that the previous date was too close to the Day of Remembrance Event recently held on February 27, 2022. An email will be sent out to the invitees: St. Louis Chapter members and 2021 Japanese Festival Soda Tent workers. We are sorry for any confusion!

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St. Louis JACL and Dr. Mitchell Maki – February 28, 2022

St. Louis JACL and Dr. Mitchell Maki, President/CEO of “Go For Broke” National Education Center in Los Angeles, participated in a presentation to Ladue High School and then a meeting with prominent St. Louis Black leaders.

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JACL/OCA Leadership Summit Application Deadline March 6, 2022

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The JACL/OCA Leadership Summit will be held May 21-24, 2022 in Washington, D.C. The deadline for applying to the 2022 Summit is March 6, 2022. The JACL Midwest District Council provides much of the cost of the Summit for attendees from the District, if the application is accepted. The link to the online application form is below.

https://jacl.wufoo.com/forms/kjqmxag0ulgxnt/

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2022 Day of Remembrance Event

Dr. Mitchell Maki, President/CEO of the “Go for Broke” National Education Center in Los Angeles, California, delivered “Keeping America’s Promise: Civil Liberties Act of 1988” program in Des Peres, Missouri on February 27, 2022 for the St. Louis JACL Day of Remembrance, marking an anniversary of Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942. There were approximately 55 persons in attendance and the program had great interaction between Dr. Maki and audience. Thank you to all who made this event such a success!

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Japanese Latin American Day of Action – February 24

The Campaign For Justice: Redress NOW for Japanese Latin Americans! (CFJ) and the Japanese Peruvian Oral History Project invites you to take actions today, February 24: (1) Call the White House (2) Email the White House (3) Sign the CFJ Redress Petition to President Biden (4) Post on your Social Media (5) Share with your networks.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CQtR9HEOp27QzeugN-HjtSN4C5y0r7to8eYyabKon8A/edit

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