The Spokane Chapter JACL will keep this long-time tradition going. We will recognize and remember those of the Spokane Japanese community, or those who have strong ties to the Japanese community, who have passed away within the previous year.
A short program will be held starting at 2 pm.
This is an event to honor the Issei and Nisei, first and second generations, of our community who paved the way for future generations of Sansei and Yonsei, third and fourth generations. We have the quality of life today and the opportunities to pursue career choices and post-secondary education that were not options for many family members during the first 50 years of the 20th century. This is a free event to any person age 70 or older whether they are a JACL member or not. Those younger than 70, the cost is $25 for each person. It includes a Buffet style lunch.
Reservation deadline is Tuesday, March 13. To make your reservation online please fill out the RSVP form below.
Saturday, November 04, 2017 at 4:00 pm held at Highland Park UMC
To thank our Spokane Chapter JACL members, we would like to treat you to lunch at the Sukiyaki Inn, on the chapter. Established in 1947, Sukiyaki Inn has been a pioneer in introducing the world of Japanese cuisine to friends and families in Spokane and the surrounding area. The event will be Sunday, June 11 from 1:00 - 3:30 pm. Doors will be open at 12:30pm.
Reservations only and the deadline for reservations is Thursday, June 1st. To make your reservation online, please fill out the RSVP form below.
JACL National Council approved a resolution and budget amendment accessing a $17 surcharge on memberships receiving the print edition of the Pacific Citizen.
The Spokane Chapter will be paying this surcharge for our senior members. We are working with national’s membership contacts so if you are a senior member and have paid this surcharge before we could contact you, please call any board member and leave your name, phone number and a message about paying the surcharge.
Your options for this $17 surcharge:
Spokane Chapter Membership Dues Schedule (NOTE – Lower amounts):
If possible, please mail your check and renewal notice back to:
Spokane Chapter JACL
Attention: Membership Dues
PO Box 2772, Spokane WA 99220-2772
The financial support from membership dues enables the Spokane Chapter to serve our local Japanese community through scholarship programs, various community events and activities, as well as maintain a voice on key issues that affect our community.
Contact: Bill Yoshino, JACL Interim Executive Director, email@example.com, Jeffrey Moy, JACL
Vice President for Public Affairs, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) vehemently objects to the recent executive orders related to immigration. Whether they concern building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, threatening to increase deportations by the granting of additional powers to immigration enforcement officials and the targeting of sanctuary cities, or banning refugees and immigrants from entering the country, we stand with our organizational partners in rejecting these xenophobic, fear-mongering tactics.
Last week, the White House issued executive orders titled “Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements,” “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States,” and “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” This is not the first time we have seen security used as a rationale to discriminate against specific communities. In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 that prescribed military areas from which individuals could be removed. During World War II, the experience of Japanese Americans went beyond being forced from their homes and being detained without due process. Japanese Americans were vilified and targeted because of their race. Our country abandoned them with some being subjected to deportation. Their abandonment by our government left many with a psychological trauma that for some would last a lifetime.
During World War II, racism and wartime fears caused political leaders to enforce discriminatory policies they knew to be unwarranted and unnecessary. A narrative of historical facts has thoroughly repudiated the governmental actions that flowed from Executive Order 9066. Although the threat of terrorism is real, we must learn from our history and not allow our fears to overwhelm our values.
The United States has always served as a sanctuary for those fleeing oppression and provided opportunities to anyone seeking a better life. JACL continues to support the resettlement of refugees and the rights of immigrants. We are deeply troubled by policies born out of race-based slogans; policies that are mean-spirited and excessive in the treatment of immigrant families; policies that fail to honor the values of our diverse nation. As with Executive Order 9066, these recent measures do nothing to enhance America’s standing as an enduring symbol of democracy.