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“More Than Miyagi” Movie Discussion Event on Zoom on May 2

Please join us for a virtual Zoom discussion on the movie: “More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story” on May 2, 2021, 1:00pm – 2:00pm CDT. You may RSVP for this event by emailing stljacl1@gmail.com and then you will receive … Continue reading

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2021 Reprint of “Nisei Kitchen” Now Available

The St. Louis JACL has just received newly printed copies of the “Nisei Kitchen” cookbook. We look forward to taking more orders for this Japanese American treasure! https://stlouisjacl.org/nisei-kitchen/

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March 26, 2021 is Virtual National Day of Action and Healing

Participate in Virtual National Day of Action and Healing on Friday, March 26, 2021 by using the link below and joining on social media using #StopAsianHate. https://www.asianamericandayofaction.com/

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St. Louis JACL “Letter to Editor” Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch Online Edition

Update: The print version of this opinion was printed in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch dated March 24, 2021. https://www.stltoday.com/opinion/mailbag/letter-japanese-americans-are-all-too-aware-of-racial-profiling/article_fd11bbd9-84b6-5c42-8e30-ccacec5aff38.html

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St. Louis JACL Supports Vigil for Atlanta Victims

On Saturday, March 20, 2021 the St. Louis JACL joined the St. Louis Asian Community in gathering for a vigil for the victims of the Atlanta shootings and anti-Asian hate at the Chinese Education & Culture Center in Richmond Heights, … Continue reading

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St. Louis Leaders Address the Increases in Anti-Asian American Pacific Islander Violence

On March 19, 2021 Asian American leaders in St. Louis addressed the rise of anti-Asian American Pacific Islander hate and violence incidents in the United States during a press conference at St. Louis City Hall. A link to the St. … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to Be Asian American?

Please join us for a virtual zoom discussion at 1:00 pm CDT, Sunday March 21, 2021, on the theme of “Asian American” in your community. We will explore how opinions have evolved about identity, nationality, race and ethnicity, and how … Continue reading

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National Reporting of Increases in Anti-Asian Violence Incidents

The White House, Asian American organizations, and national media have spotlighted the rise in Anti-Asian violence incidents since the start of the Pandemic in 2020. Although the number of reported incidents in the St. Louis Metropolitan area and state of … Continue reading

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OrigamiintheGarden Opens April 17

The Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis is opening an Origami (Japanese art form of folding paper) inspired sculpture exhibit on April 17, 2021 that was delayed from 2020 due to Covid-19. The exhibit is scheduled to run through October … Continue reading

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St. Louis JACL Mourns Loss of Ronald Katsuyama

The St. Louis JACL is saddened by the passing of Ronald Katsuyama of the Dayton JACL Chapter on March 2, 2021. Ron was well-known to the St. Louis JACL because of his long-standing participation in the Midwest District Council of … Continue reading

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