Category Archives: Upcoming Events

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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“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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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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Missouri History Museum Conducts Virtual Presentation by Robin Hattori on July 22

St. Louis JACL Board Member Robin Hattori will speak virtually on Zoom on July 22, 2021 at 6:30 pm Central Daylight Time as part of the Missouri History Museum series on St. Louis. “How the Hattoris Became St. Louisans: One … Continue reading

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June 11-12 Red Lantern Night Market at Mad Art Gallery

Japan America Society of St. Louis is presenting the Red Lantern Night Market at Mad Art Gallery on 2727 S. 12th Street (near Anheuser-Busch), from 7pm – 12 midnight on June 11-12, 2021. This event will provide adults 21+ with … Continue reading

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