Category Archives: Announcements

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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“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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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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