The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience will host a weekly tour of the Japanese American Remembrance Trail, visiting local locations and looking back on Japantown before the events of World War II. Take a walk with Museum guides to different sites to memorialize and remember the stories and history of old Japantown before World War II and the unjust incarceration of Japanese American citizens. This tour is 1.5-2 hours long and approximately 1-1.5 miles. Book your tickets in advance as space is limited to only a capacity of 20 per tour time.
Established in 1921, the vision of the Japanese American Citizens League is to be one of the nation’s preeminent organizations in the United States in the areas of multi-ethnic and multi-cultural understanding and civil and human rights. The JACL continues to develop national programs and strategies to carry out this mission. We promote the continuous regeneration of leadership in all aspects of public and community life; as a part of this vision, the JACL has offered scholarships to deserving young adults for many years. For info and application forms: HTTP://SEATTLEJACL.ORG/PROGRAMS/SCHOLARSHIPS/
The JACL has been helping students achieve their educational dreams with the National Scholarship and Awards Program since 1946. The program currently offers over 30 awards, with an annual total of over $70,000 in scholarships to qualified students nationwide. The National Scholarship and Awards Program offers scholarships to students who are entering freshman, undergraduate, graduate, law, in the creative & performing arts, and those with financial need. All scholarships are one-time awards. For info and applications: HTTPS://JACL.ORG/SCHOLARSHIPS
Since 2013, the Seattle Asian American Film Festival has been building community with and uplifting the voices and stories of Asian American filmmakers. SAAFF is the only film festival in Seattle to provide a space for Asian American voices, perspectives, and histories by screening independent films that reflect the diversity and richness of the city’s Asian American communities. SAAFF features works by or about North Americans of Asian descent, with an emphasis on filmmakers from the Pacific Northwest. For the second year in a row, SAAFF will be all virtual due to COVID-19. Check the International Examiner for an upcoming SAAFF Program Insert: HTTPS://IEXAMINER.ORG/ For tickets and festival info: HTTPS://SAAFF2022.EVENTIVE.ORG/WELCOME
Applications for the 2022 JACL/OCA Leadership Summit are now open! Established by JACL in 1984, the four-day annual leadership summit program introduces community leaders from across the nation to the national policy-making arena. Co-convened with OCA Advocate (formerly the Organization of Chinese Americans) since 1994, the JACL/OCA Washington, D.C. Leadership Conference is structured to provide a broad overview of the decision-making process at the federal level, including meetings and briefings by public officials, key policymakers who serve in Congress, the White House, federal agencies, advocacy organizations, and the media. Participants also will be briefed on legislative issues affecting AAPI communities and will examine the role Asian Pacific American civil rights organizations, such as JACL and OCA, play in affecting public policy and pursuing civil rights legislation in the nation’s capital! Application deadline is March 6: HTTPS://JACL.ORG/JACL-OCA-LEADERSHIP-SUMMIT
Let It Not Happen Again honors the 80th Anniversary of the forced removal of Japanese Americans from Bainbridge Island in 1942 after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. This installation in the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum lobby will feature a few materials and photographs from the Museum’s collection about the Exclusion period, including the recently restored original U.S. Army poster instructing Japanese Americans to leave the Island. The poster will be on view from March 24 – 30 only. Believed to be the only remaining original copy, the poster is an important and fragile artifact from this period of Island history. More information at: HTTPS://BIJAC.ORG/ or HTTPS://BAINBRIDGEHISTORY.ORG/
Does the Wing Luke Museum’s work hold value in your life? Now’s your chance to help build community for the next generation of creators and leaders that will carry The Wing forward. This year’s theme spotlights the ways in which generational stories weave together to form important connections, guidance, and support, with each generation incorporating and building upon the strengths, trials, and triumphs of those who came before. This is a hybrid event with options to attend in-person at Sheraton Grand Seattle or virtually. Learn more about this year’s auction by visiting our website at WWW.DIGITALWINGLUKE.ORG/AUCTION2022