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Japanese American Civic Engagement

As we start out a new year of programming for the Memories of Now seminar series, the Japanese American Service Committee (JASC) and the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) – Chicago Chapter are collaborating on a program to raise awareness of issues related to statewide and national government.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Japanese American Service Committee (JASC)
4427 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60640

For this event, we will include a speaker from the Japanese American community who will provide an overview of how Illinois state government is organized and functions.

In addition, our featured speaker will be Steve Moon, Director of Organizing at Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Chicago, who will talk about the current tax system in Illinois, and discuss current initiatives to reform the tax system to make it more equitable.

Steve Moon – Director of Organizing at Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Chicago

Steve Moon is the Director of Organizing at Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Chicago. He has over a decade of experience in youth development and organizing. He has had the privilege of being trained by incredible scholars, organizers, and community members, which has allowed him to develop and facilitate youth programs in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Steve holds a MSW from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration, a MA in Asian American Studies from UCLA, and a BA in English from the University of Michigan. Through his work with Advancing Justice – Chicago and his other community affiliations, Steve remains committed to liberatory pedagogy, critical creative arts including Hip Hop, and mental health for immigrant and refugee communities.

We look forward to seeing you here, as we learn about state and federal government and how it functions, and also about the importance of mobilizing our Japanese American and Asian American communities to become more involved in electoral politics.

Event and Parking are Free. Light refreshments will be served.
RSVP to Ryan Yokota | 773-275-0097, ext. 222 | ryokota@jasc-chicago.org

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