The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) is the oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization in the United States. Our mission is to secure and maintain the civil rights of Japanese Americans and all others who are victimized by injustice and bigotry.
Events are open to all members of the public, JACL members and non-members alike. We always welcome new faces, and look forward to meeting you!
Ethnic Holiday Festival
Fri, Dec 1, 5-9pm
801 South 10th St.
Omaha, NE 68108
Join us and more than 20 local cultural organizations for crafts, performances, food, and gifts. Our own JACL dance troupe will be performing at 6:20 pm. Come support some of our youngest members in their first live performance!
Omaha JACL Holiday Party
Sun, Dec 10, 5-7pm
Royalwood on the Green
12559 Elm Plaza
Omaha, NE 68144
We'd love to see you at our annual potluck dinner - bring your favorite dish, and drinks will be provided. If you'd like, you may participate in the gift exchange by bringing a $5 gift labelled with age and gender (optional). Christmas carols will hopefully entice Santa for a children's visit!
BECOME A MEMBER
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The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) is committed to developing young leaders.
Both the national JACL and the local Omaha Chapter provide scholarships to help make education affordable for aspiring youth.
The deadline for local scholarships is typically May 1.
Survey Participants Needed!
Japanese American male volunteers are needed for a study being performed at the UW-Madison School of Education. Researchers are exploring Japanese American men’s cultural perspectives and male identity.
This study has been approved by UW-Madison’s Institutional Review Board.
Support the "Stamp Our Story" campaign!
The JACL is supporting a campaign to honor the Nisei World War II soldiers with a stamp. The goal is to convince President Obama to approve a stamp for next year to coincide with the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.
The online petition is now closed, but continued support is still needed!
For the full article, please click here to read more in The Rafu Shimpo (Los Angeles Japanese Daily News).
For more details about the campaign, please click here to go to the Stamp Our Story website.