JACL News

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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Nakayoshi Gathering

Join us on Saturday, March 5, 2022, from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm for a new monthly gathering of current members, new members, and friends of members with an interest in activities sponsored or supported by the Monterey Peninsula JACL. As the name “Nakayoshi” implies, this word in Japanese means good friends, getting along, happy …

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Pancake Breakfast

The Pancake Breakfast which has been a tradition in our chapter prior to the Covid-19 Pandemic will resume on Sunday, March 13, 2022, from 8am to 11am at our JACL Building, subject to Covid-19 restrictions. This year in addition to the Pancakes, Ham, and Fried Rice, there will be a special treat of Chorizo and …

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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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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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