From the LC

Content for the “From the Legacy Center” feature highlighting an artifact from the Archive

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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Light purple rectangle with photo and text. Photo shows six young adults, wearing masks, clustered around a small red daruma doll. Text reads "Now available online! All six intern projects. Bit.ly/3ApKc29. JASC Legacy Center"

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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Dark purple background with gray text. Text reads "JASC Legacy Center Presents" in upper left, "Uprooted and Reckoning" at center, and "Two new exhibits available online" at bottom right.

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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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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Promotional graphic with purple background with several images of collages of book covers with Japanese and Japanese American themes, as well as JASC's logo. Text reads, "New!!! JASC Online Bookshop / https://bookshop.org/shop/JASC"

New JASC Online Bookshop

Visit our new bookshop HERE! As we head into the winter holiday season, we have a great new tool to help you find gifts for the book lovers on your list!  Check out the brand new JASC Bookshop, where you can select from lists of recommended titles for children, young adults, and adults on a […]

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