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Celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival

Monterey History and Art at Stanton Center presents an exclusive take drumming performance by Shinsho Mugen Daiko on Friday, April 14  and Saturday, April 15 at 7:30pm.  Tickets: stanton@montereyhistory.org “Taiko” means “big drum”—the Japanese drums of simple and elegant design that have remained unchanged throughout the ages. Taiko has evolved into a performing art full …

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National JACL Education Committee Teacher Training

The JACL Monterey will host a National JACL Education Committee teacher training on March 25 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM at the JACL Hall at 424 Adams Street, Monterey. Guest speakers for the event are Dr. David Yamada, Professor Emeritus of MPC, and Larry Oda, National JACL President. The training focuses broadly on the internment …

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Festival of Languages, Cultures, and Ideas

Join us on Thursday, March 9 and Friday, March 10 for the 5th Annual Festival of Languages, Cultures, & Ideas. The Festival brings together all the members of the CSUMB community to celebrate our connections in a global world and emphasize the value of cultural diversity. For more information and to RSVP, visit Festival of …

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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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