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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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St. Louis JACL Scholarship Applications Now Open!

Students are welcome to apply to the local St. Louis JACL Scholarship that is separate from National JACL Scholarships. Any current or incoming undergraduates or graduate students at any college, trade school or graduate school may qualify. Preferred consideration will … Continue reading

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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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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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Korean-American Film “Minari” Discussion Event

On February 21, 2021 members of the St. Louis JACL held an impromptu Zoom meeting to discuss the film drama “Minari” that was earlier available for streaming. “Minari” is the immigrant story of a Korean-American family that moves to an … Continue reading

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St. Louis JACL Mourns Passing of Harry Hayashi

St. Louis JACL member and 1954 St. Louis Chapter President, Harry Hayashi, passed away on December 23, 2020 at age 102 in Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Hayashi served in the U.S. Army during World War II with the 160th Hospital … Continue reading

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St. Louis JACL Sponsorship of SLIFF

The St. Louis JACL is sponsoring the 2020 St. Louis International Film Festival film “A Shot Through the Wall” directed by Aimee Long. The film is set in modern-day New York and touches themes of media, justice, and racial politics. … Continue reading

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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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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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