Local Spotlight: Spokane JACL Chapter Hosts Annual Nikkei Appreciation Luncheon
Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute Students
Spokane, WA - On March 6th, over 100 Spokane JACL chapter and community members came together at the Northern Quest Resort & Casino for their annual Nikkei Appreciation Luncheon to honor the Issei and Nisei whose personal sacrifices and work ethic created the foundation for the quality of life enjoyed 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.
Special guests included Spokane Valley Mayor Rod Higgins and Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute Executive Vice President Kiyoshi Fukumoto. Steve Yoshihara gave the recognition speech for Isseis and Niseis, Jefferson Workman from the Spokane Buddhist Temple gave the invocation, and Pastor John Wang from Highland Park United Methodist Church gave the benediction.
Lisa Kirihara Dickinson from the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs delivered the keynote. The cultural entertainment was provided by Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute students.
The JACL Digest will publish an article from a chapter or regional district to highlight JACL's good work around the nation. If your chapter or district would like to participate, please contact your regional director or email the DC office directly at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.