2015 National Convention

The 46th National JACL Convention will be held July 13–15, 2015, in Las Vegas.

Honouliuli Designated Historic Monument

Todd Endo Featured by NBC

JACLer Todd Endo was featured recently on NBCNews.com for his participation in the 1965 Selma voting rights march.

Apply Now for D.C. Fellowships!

The Japanese American Citizens League is a national organization whose mission is to secure and safeguard the civil and human rights of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans and all communities who are affected by injustice and bigotry. The leaders and members of the JACL also work to promote and preserve the heritage and legacy of the Japanese American Community.
 

Apply Now for JACL Fellowships in Washington, D.C.

JACL is now accepting applications for the Daniel K. Inouye and Norman Y. Mineta Fellowships, as well as for the Mike M. Masaoka Congressional Fellowship. Each paid Fellowship will last for a period of at least one year and is located in Washington, D.C. Completed applications (and letters of recommendation...
 

JACL Supports Affirmative Action

As the nation’s oldest and largest Asian Pacific American civil rights organization, the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) is deeply disturbed by recent attempts to dismantle affirmative action policies in higher education and opposes anti-affirmative action movements that use Asian Pacific Americans as their mascot. Last November, an organization called...
 

JACL Applauds Withdrawal of Japanese American Incarceration Artifacts from Auction

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Priscilla Ouchida, JACL Executive Director policy@jacl.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The Japanese American Citizens League is pleased that over 450 artifacts crafted by Japanese Americans while unjustly incarcerated during World War II have been withdrawn from public auction. Priscilla Ouchida, JACL Executive Director, stated: “We sincerely hope...
 

2015 JACL/OCA Leadership Summit Recap

The 2015 JACL/OCA Leadership Summit successfully concluded on March 24, 2015, with twenty-six participants from across the nation visiting Congressional offices to advocate for education and immigration policies relevant to the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. Highlights of the summit included: meeting former Secretary of Transportation Norman Y....
 

2015 National Convention

The 46th National JACL Convention will be held July 13–15, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
 

NY/SC PSW Summit Registration

The JACL National Youth/Student Council and Japanese American National Museum are proud to present, Navigate Networking with Vanna Novak.  This unique program is geared for eager Japanese American and Asian Pacific Islander students and young professionals. Our mission is to prepare emerging leaders for cultural shifts, refine job-seeking strategies in any...
 

JACL In Selma: Stay Woke, Selma is Now

JACL is in Selma, Alabama this weekend to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the 1965 voting rights demonstrations and marches that led to the passage of the landmark Voting Rights Act. The JACL delegation is attending the events with Todd Endo, a longtime JACLer who participated in the demonstrations in...
 

JACL Applauds the Inclusion of Honouliuli into the National Park System

Honouliuli, located in a gulch in central Oahu, was used during World War II to imprison Japanese community leaders and their families. The monument will preserve a forgotten but important part of American history about the treatment of thousands of Americans living in Hawaii.
 

1965 Selma Voting Rights Marcher Todd Endo Featured by NBC

JACLer Todd Endo was featured recently on NBCNews.com for his participation in the 1965 Selma voting rights march. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the historic marches. Read the full article here.