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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

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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2022 National JACL Scholarship Program is Open for Submissions

Entering Freshman applications must be completed no later than March 4, 2022 11:59 pm Hawaiian Standard Time. Scholarship guidelines, instructions, and application have been posted at link below. The local St. Louis Chapter Scholarship program will be opening soon. https://jacl.org/scholarships

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“Keeping America’s Promise: Civil Liberties Act of 1988” Day of Remembrance Event – February 27, 2022

RESERVATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. CAPACITY HAS BEEN REACHED. Dr. Mitchell Maki, author and President/CEO of the Los Angeles “Go For Broke” National Education Center, will speak at The Lodge in Des Peres, Missouri from 12:00-2:00 on Sunday, February 27, 2022 … Continue reading

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Janice Koizumi Has Passed Away

Long time St. Louis JACL member Janice (Hattori) Koizumi has passed away at the age of 101 in Chicago, Illinois, early in January 2022, just short of her 102nd birthday. Ms. Koizumi’s story was documented in the 2019 book “The … Continue reading

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St. Louis JACL 75th Anniversary

Although 2021 marked the actual 75th anniversary of the inception of the St. Louis chapter of the JACL, we were unable to celebrate it due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Instead, we have chosen this year, 2022, as the official year … Continue reading

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Holiday Social – December 2nd

St. Louis JACL held a holiday social on December 2, 2021 where chapter members and friends could socialize and catch up with each other. Good food and drink was had by all!

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A Celebration of Art Towata’s Work: November 27, 2021 – March 5, 2022

The Jacoby Arts Center in Alton, Illinois will be displaying exhibits of long-time St. Louis JACL member Art Towata’s art. For many years Mr. Towata regularly held demonstrations and exhibited his works at a booth at the annual Japanese Festival … Continue reading

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