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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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St. Louis JACL Honors Bob and Anne Mitori

A brick at the circular courtyard of the William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening at the Missouri Botanical Garden was dedicated to Bob and Anne Mitori on June 10, 2020 for their over 50 years of contribution to the … Continue reading

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Richard Henmi Tribute

Thank you to our partners at Nine Network for producing this lovely video.

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Send a Crane to National Park Service

The National Park Service is collecting cranes, with personal messages of peace, in one of three formats to be saved as part of “Messages of Peace.” The cranes will be collected in a time capsule to be opened in 2045, … Continue reading

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Nisei Kitchen Mentioned in Tadaima!

Tabemasho! Let’s Eat! by author Gil Asakawa of Mile Hi Chapter was part of the collaboration Tadaima! A Community Virtual Pilgrimage Week 6 LIVE Event. During this video Mr. Asakawa made mention of our very own St. Louis JACL cookbook, … Continue reading

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St. Louis JACL Mourns Passing of Richard Henmi

St. Louis JACL member and 1956 St. Louis Chapter President, Richard Henmi, passed away on July 7, 2020 at age 96. Mr. Henmi was famous for designing the “Flying Saucer” building at Grand Boulevard and Forest Park Avenue in midtown … Continue reading

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JACL National Digital Storytelling Competition

The Digital Storytelling Competition for the JACL National Youth/Student Council is open for submissions until August 15, 2020.

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