Author Archive | Emma Saito Lincoln

Black and white image of three men sitting and one woman sweeping outside a storefront with sign reading "Sam's Cleaners". Red text on white background in lower right corner of image reads "Day of Remembrance 2023". White and red text on black background to the right of the image reads "Resettlement: Chicago Story, Chicago History Museum, 1601 N Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois, Sunday, 02-19-2023, @ 1:30-3:00 PM, Learn more at: ChicagoDOR.org, Register at: bit.ly/DOR2023"

Day of Remembrance 2023

Join us at the Chicago History Museum for an exciting Day of Remembrance program on Sunday, Feb. 19th, 2023, 1:30-3:00 PM. You don’t want to miss the premiere of Full Spectrum Features’ latest historical film and educational website!

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Our 2022 summer interns knocked it out of the park!  Check out their short video and podcast projects to experience archival materials in a whole new way.  Think you know everything there is to know about JA history?  Think again! Click here to access all six projects.

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Black and white image of Japanese American children seated in a classroom with bare wooden walls. Many of the children have their hands raised. A young woman in a long coat stands facing them with an open book in her hands. The image is overlaid on a black background, with an inset in the lower left corner reading "Day of Remembrance 2022" in red letters. Additional text to the right of the image reads "The TEAACH Act: What it means for Illinois, educators, & the Japanese American Community, Chicago History Museum, 1601 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois, Sunday, 02-20-2022, @ 2:00-3:30 PM, register at www.chicagodor.org".

Day of Remembrance 2022

The TEAACH Act: What it means for Illinois, educators, and the Japanese American community Sunday, February 20, 2022 2:00-3:30 PM Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark Street PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED Click here to register or call (773) 275-0097 if you are unable to register online Masks and proof of vaccination required.  There will be no refreshments […]

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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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