Category Archives: Announcements

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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JACL Holiday Social – December 2, 2021

Please join St. Louis JACL members and friends for an informal, end-of-year gathering Thursday, December 2, 2021, 5:30-8:00pm in Clayton, Missouri. JACL is providing appetizers and drinks and will have the latest edition of the Nisei Kitchen cookbook available for … Continue reading

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JACL Youth Civic Dinner – November 18, 2021

On November 18, 2021 Kendal Takeshita, Midwest District Council Youth Representative, is hosting a Civic Dinner at 7:00-9:00pm Central Time. Civic Dinner is a meaningful conversation intended to serve as an opportunity to connect with other JACL Youth members about … Continue reading

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Red Lantern Night Market is Cancelled for October 2021!

We are sorry to announce that the Red Lantern Night Market event has been cancelled for October 22-23, 2021. We hope to be able to bring this event back in the future!

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KSDK Airing Discussion on Anti-Asian Hate in St. Louis Community

KSDK (NBC Channel 5 in St. Louis) is airing a discussion on Anti-Asian on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 11:00 am. Michelle Li of KSDK hosts the discussion that includes JACL member and former International Institute CEO, Anna Crosslin. https://www.ksdk.com/article/news/local/outreach/project-5/5-your-side-discussion-racism-healing-aapi-community-st-louis-michelle-li/63-2cce7af9-c098-46ed-821a-e893d41fd8b7

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FBI Campaign to Raise Awareness of “How to Report a Hate Crime”

https://www.ksdk.com/video/news/local/fbi-launches-campaign-to-raise-awareness-reporting-of-hate-crimes/63-82402dc7-4524-4f80-9c67-c315511f355f The FBI requests that you report any possible hate crime online at http://www.tips.fbi.gov or at 1-800-CALL-FBI.

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“Beautiful Country” Selected for 2022 JACL Book Club

“Beautiful Country: A Memoir” by Qian Julie Wang has been selected for the St. Louis JACL Book Club discussion at a TBA date in January 2022. This non-fiction book recalls the undocumented life of a 7-year-old Chinese girl in New … Continue reading

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St. Louis JACL Thanks All Japanese Festival Volunteers

The St. Louis JACL conducted a successful fundraiser at the Soda Tent at the 2021 Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden on September 4-6. The St. Louis Chapter thanks all of the many chapter members and volunteers and Missouri … Continue reading

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Kishi Bashi at Powell Hall September 17

St. Louis JACL is in community partnership to support singer/songwriter Kishi Bashi at St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (SLSO) at Powell Hall on Friday, September 17, 2021 at 7:30pm

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2021 JACL/OCA Leadership Summit Applications Due By August 15

The JACL is now accepting applications for the 2021 JACL/OCA Leadership Summit in Washington D.C. on September 11-14, 2021. This is an insiders opportunity for JACLers to learn how our U.S. Congress functions as attendees may participate in exercises that … Continue reading

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