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New Digital Exhibits Now Available

The JASC Legacy Center announces the public launch of two new interactive, multimedia-based digital exhibits.  Inspired by the Legacy Center’s oral history collection, these online experiences bring history to life through a uniquely Japanese American and Midwestern lens.

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Full Spectrum Features Seeking Cast/Crew for New Project

Our friends at Full Spectrum Features, a Chicago-based nonprofit film production company, are working on an exciting new project rooted in Japanese American resettlement history. They are looking for community members who may be interested in participating either as actors or crew. Professional acting experience is not required! They are particularly interested in hiring Asian […]

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A montage of images showing people engaged in activities at Montrose Cemetery in celebration of Memorial Day: two people placing flowers at a grave, Nisei Post color guard marching with the U.S. flag, women's chorus singing, Buddhist priest praying in front of the Japanese mausoleum, and a group of people standing in front of a memorial marker. Also includes text reading "The Japanese Mutual Aid Society invites you to a Virtual Memorial Day Program, Monday, May 31, 2021, 11:00 AM, view online at https://bit.ly/3u0MFui, with support from the Japanese American Service Committee and Chicago Nisei Post #1183"

Virtual Memorial Day Program

Save the date and spread the word! JASC is happy to be collaborating with the Japanese Mutual Aid Society and Chicago Nisei Post to bring you a Virtual Memorial Day Program this year. Tune in to the JASC Youtube channel on Monday, May 31st, at 11:00 a.m. to watch.

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Oral History Project – Call for Participants

The JASC Legacy Center is reviving its effort to record and preserve oral history interviews with members of the Chicagoland Japanese American community. Our goal is to record at least 20 more interviews in the first half of 2021. If you have ever considered sitting for an interview, but hesitated because you thought, “nobody would be interested in my story” or “I don’t remember much” or “I’m not who they have in mind for that project” – now is the time to re-consider!

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