Community News

Otemae Choodai itashimasu

“Otemae Choodai itashimasu” (I will partake of the tea you have prepared for me). The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) of the Monterey Peninsula hosted an Urasenke Tradition tea ceremony demonstration to celebrate the new year with community members on Saturday, January 7th at the historic Monterey Peninsula JACL Hall. Approximately 80 people enjoyed a …

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Teacher Training

Join us on March 25, 2023,  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at theMonterey Japanese American Citizens League Hall for a Teacher Training. Shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, 120,000 residents of California were forcibly removed from their homes without cause, due process or compensation. The reason for their incarceration was the single characteristic they …

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Monterey JACL Heritage Museum Personalized Pavers

The Monterey JACL Heritage Museum Personalized Pavers Project in 2022 was a resounding success. 56 pavers were ordered and installed at the entrance to the Heritage Museum. Hopefully many of you have had a chance to see the beautiful pavers. Due to to the overwhelming interest in the personalized pavers, we will be collecting orders …

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JACL to host a Swabbing/Bone Marrow Registration Drive

The Japanese American Citizens League of the Monterey Peninsula will be hosting a Swabbing/Bone Marrow Registration Event on Saturday, March 4th from 12:00–4:00pm. Help us support 13 year-old, Maxine, who was recently diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia and is in need of a stem cell transplant.  The Monterey JACL is inviting the community to the Swabbing/Bone …

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Enduring Democracy: The Monterey Petition at the Cinequest Film Festival

Exciting News! The Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose has released its schedule for Enduring Democracy: The Monterey Petition. The screenings are on Sunday, August 21, 1:00pm at the Hammer Theater Center and Sunday August 28, 5:00pm at the Pruneyard Cinemas. Our film is in competition for Best Documentary, which includes the Audience Award based …

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Asian Festival

Join us on Saturday, April 30th, 2022 from 11:00am – 3:00pm for the Asian Festival, a celebration of the cultural and historical presence of the Chinese, Filipino, and Japanese communities in Salinas. The Buddhist Temple, the Confucius Church and the Filipino Cultural Center will open their doors to the community. There will be delicious food …

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