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2021 JACL National Scholarship Program

Freshman applications are now closed. Applications for the general (non-freshman) scholarship are now open until April 1, 2021. Information is available on the JACL website http://www.jacl.org and can be accessed by clicking on the “Youth” tab.

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Korean-American Film “Minari” Discussion Event

On February 21, 2021 members of the St. Louis JACL held an impromptu Zoom meeting to discuss the film drama “Minari” that was earlier available for streaming. “Minari” is the immigrant story of a Korean-American family that moves to an … Continue reading

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2021 National JACL Scholarships Now Open!

The 2021 National JACL Scholarships are now available for students. Freshman applicants must be JACL members and must submit their applications on line through the link below by March 1, 2021. The local St. Louis JACL Scholarships will be open … Continue reading

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Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit at Soldiers Memorial in St. Louis

A traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institute will be hosted at Soldiers Memorial Military Museum at 1315 Chestnut St., St. Louis, Missouri 63103. The exhibit titled “Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II” will run from July 24, … Continue reading

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St. Louis JACL Mourns Passing of Harry Hayashi

St. Louis JACL member and 1954 St. Louis Chapter President, Harry Hayashi, passed away on December 23, 2020 at age 102 in Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Hayashi served in the U.S. Army during World War II with the 160th Hospital … Continue reading

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St. Louis JACL Sponsorship of SLIFF

The St. Louis JACL is sponsoring the 2020 St. Louis International Film Festival film “A Shot Through the Wall” directed by Aimee Long. The film is set in modern-day New York and touches themes of media, justice, and racial politics. … Continue reading

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2021 JACL Book Club Selection: “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett

The novel “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett has been selected for the 2021 JACL Book Club scheduled for January 8, 2021. This book discussion will be conducted virtually using Zoom. We invite anyone that wants to participate to contact … Continue reading

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“Finding Solace in the Soil” Available for Preorders

The book “Finding Solace in the Soil: An Archaeology of Gardens and Gardeners at Amache” by Dr. Bonnie J. Clark is now available for preorder. Japanese American Citizens League members receive a 40% discount by using the promo code CLAR20 … Continue reading

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Richard Henmi Online Memorial Announced

There will be an online memorial service for Richard “Dick” Henmi on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 1:00 pm Central time. Please sign in through the information contained on the memorial website. http://rememberingrichardthenmi.com

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Wendy Roll Receives Past President’s Pin

Wendy Roll, now resident of Huntsville, Alabama, recently received her much deserved JACL Past President’s Pin. Mrs. Roll was the longest serving president in St. Louis JACL Chapter history presiding during the years 2003 to 2019. Congratulations, Wendy, and thank … Continue reading

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