JACL San Jose
JACL is committed to upholding the mission of national JACL while
offering educational, civil rights, cultural, community building
and social programs and activities of particular relevance and
interest to the local community. <more> With over
10,000 members Nationally and a history of leadership since 1929 (and in San Jose since
1923 as the American Loyalty League), becoming a JACL member means joining the
nation’s oldest, largest, and most experienced Asian American civil rights organization.Anyone of any ethnic group is welcome. You do not need to be Japanese or
Japanese American to be a member.
In 2010, with a coalition of volunteers
around the nation, we passes the Congressional Gold Medal bill to honor WWII
Veterans and the San Jose Chapter helped bestow 158 medals during a February 23rd
2012 regional ceremony.
Japanese American families and friends will celebrate this honor as the nation
learns more about our
story. Advocacy also means founding relationships with leaders
to fight discrimination in legislation, at home
and in the media.
Youth and Leadership
We invest in our youth and leaders for the future.
In our innovative high school programs, we teach youth about discrimination and
how to fight it. In our leadership programs, we train leaders to fight for
public policy to benefit our community. The national JACL Internship and Fellowship Program provides
five year-long placements all across the country, as well as four summer
internships in Washington, DC for JACL youth. Your membership supports our
leaders, young and old.
We are an education organization. One of the most important things we do
is educate the public about what happened to Japanese Americans during WWII
when 120,000 were forced into concentration camps. Our annual Bridging Communities Program
brings together youth of all ethnicities to learn about social justice issues. We train
teachers to teach about the unjust incarceration, we speak to students, and we
educate our politicians so it never happens again.
Membership is a way to get involved and make a
difference. Join today!
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Visit our membership page to find out why you should join!
or For more information contact us.