JACL News

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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JACL to host a Bonsai Demonstration

The Japanese American Citizens League of the Monterey Peninsula is pleased to announce a Bonsai demonstration by Mr. Katsumi Kinoshita, a well-respected California Master Bonsai instructor. Bonsai is the Japanese art of tree miniaturization. The demonstration will take place at the JACL Hall at 424 Adams Street in Monterey at 1:00 PM on Saturday July 2, …

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Enduring Democracy: The Monterey Petition

The Monterey JACL Presents the Premier Showing of the DocumentaryEnduring Democracy The Japanese American Citizens League of the Monterey Peninsula proudly presents the documentary, Enduring Democracy: The Monterey Petition. The film will be shown on Saturday April 9th, 2:00pm at the JACL Hall, 424 Adams Street, Monterey, California. Following the showing, there will be a …

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What Makes Our Society Accepting:
Exploring the Japanese Immigration Cases in Monterey and San José

President Biden proclaimed February 19th as a Day of Remembrance for the Japanese-American Incarceration During WWII to commemorate this injustice driven by President Franklin Roosevelt 80 years ago and to honor the people who dedicated themselves to defend the democratic ideals of this Nation. And now, our democracy is tested again. At the end of …

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Exploring the Japanese Immigration Cases in Monterey and San José
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Making Our Way: Maintaining, Defending and Expanding Civil Rights Right Now!

The Heritage Committee of The 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 Hall 424 Adams Street, Monterey, 93940   A panel discussion with Francisco Lopez President, “Monterrey” Council, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) …

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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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