2015 National Convention

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

Honouliuli Designated a National Historic Monument

The site, 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.

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.

Apply for the Mike M. Masaoka Congressional Fellowship

The Masaoka Fellowship is designed to develop leaders for public service, particularly at the national level, and provides Fellows the unique opportunity to be placed in a Congressional office where they gain firsthand knowledge of policy creation.
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.
 

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.
 

Apply for the Mike M. Masaoka Congressional Fellowship

Washington, D.C. – JACL National is now accepting applications for the 2015 Mike M. Masaoka Congressional Fellowship. Sponsored by Southwest Airlines, the Masaoka Fellowship is designed to develop leaders for public service, particularly at the national level, and provides Fellows the unique opportunity to be placed in a Congressional office...
 

Art of Gaman Visits Houston

Houston, TX – The Art of Gaman exhibit continues its nationwide tour and will be on display at the Houston Holocaust Museum from January 29th to September 20th, 2015. AARP and JACL members who show their membership cards will receive $4 off general admission tickets. Viewed by nearly half a...
 

Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee

In 1965, JACL members joined fellow activists in Selma, Alabama to participate in the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches that led to the passage of the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act. This act, which outlaws various forms of discrimination in voter registration and at the polls, was prompted in...
 

Funding for Japanese American Confinement Sites Grants Approved

Washington D.C. – Pending the President’s signature, over $2.9 million for Japanese American Confinement Sites (JACS) Grants have been approved for Fiscal Year 2015 with the passage of the 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Bill through Congress. The bill, which packages many of the smaller appropriations bills into a single larger bill,...