Heritage Center News

Making Our Way: Maintaining, Defending and Expanding Civil Rights Right Now!

The Heritage CommitteeofThe Japanese American Citizens League of the Monterey Peninsula Presents Making Our Way: Maintaining, Defending and Expanding Civil Rights Right Now! Saturday, August 25, 2018, 2-4 p.m.JACL Hall424 Adams Street, Monterey, 93940   A panel discussion with Francisco LopezPresident, “Monterrey” Council,League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Regina MasonPresident, Monterey County BranchNational Association …

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JACL Heritage Center Fundraising Dinner

On Saturday, September 24, 2016, JACL/HC held its popular fundraising dinner from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the JACL Hall located at 424 Adams Street in Monterey.  A tasty, authentic Japanese bento dinner was cooked and served by members and friends of the Heritage Center.  Percussive entertainment was provided by the taiko drumming group Shinsho-Mugen Daiko.  Those attending viewed a special …

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JACL/HP Receives Grant

JACL/HP was awarded a $10,000 grant from CA Humanities with a matching grant from the Go For Broke Foundation.  The grant will help fund a film project,Monterey:  Profiles in Courage and Compassion (M:PCC) that is tied to some recently discovered documents in the Heritage Project’s archives.  The documents are original petitions signed by citizens of the City …

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Documentary Filming has Launched.

On June 22-23, 2016, David Schendel was in Monterey to film our first descendant-interview with Howard Brunn, a Carmel resident whose parents signed the petition welcoming back Japanese Americans from the internment camps.  The location for this filming was the JACL Hall stage and the background setting, arranged by Larry Oda,consisted on shoji screens and bonsai plants kindly provided …

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Videographer/Editor Selected

Videographer/Editor.  Following an exhaustive search of several highly qualified videographers, CJAH selected David Schendel of Schendel Films in San Francisco, CA as the filmmaker for our film project Monterey: Profiles in Courage and Compassion.  David will direct, shoot and edit our 26-minute documentary.  Born in Massachusetts and raised in Minnesota, Schendel has long pursued an evolving and successful career …

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Larry Oda Receives JACL Ruby Pin Award

Larry Oda Receives JACL Ruby Pin Award.  In April of 2016, Tsuneo Larry Oda was honored by the national JACL as a recipient of the Ruby Pin award.  The Ruby Pin is the JACL’s highest award given to members who have made exceptional contributions to JACL and society at great personal sacrifice. A third generation Monterey …

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Summer Interns for M:PCC

As part of the M:PCC documentary, we have hired three college students as summer interns.  The search process was coordinated by Rick McCombs and the oral interviews were conducted by Rick McCombs, Carolyn McCombs, Tim Thomas and David Yamada.  Out of fifteen applicants, seven were interviewed, and three were selected.  The three summer interns are:  Jacob McDonald, MPC; Nicholas …

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