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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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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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