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Japan America Society of the State of Washington (JASSW) holds its 99th Holiday Celebration and Auction on Tuesday, November 29, 5:00pm – 8:45pm PT at the Westin.

Save the Date for JASSW’s biggest fundraiser with great company and fantastic auction items. Registration and Silent Auction open at 5:00pm; Ballroom opens at 6:45 pm with entertainment, games, Raise the Paddle, a Raffle, and a Live Auction. For registration and information: HTTPS://JASSW.ORG/EVENTS/

BIJAC hosts an in-person Mochi Tsuki on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at Woodward Middle School, Bainbridge Island.

Save the Date! After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community is planning its 2023 Mochi Tsuki celebration at Woodward Middle School on Saturday, January 7th, 2023. Check back for details! HTTPS://BIJAC.ORG/EVENT/MOCHI-TSUKI-2023/

The Wing Luke Museum opened a new exhibit -- RESISTERS: A Legacy of Movement from the Japanese American Incarceration – that will run now through September 30, 2023.

The exhibit leads visitors through a historical narrative beginning with the experience of Japanese American incarcerees in the 1940s and the complicated feelings of shame, anger, fear, and varied faces of resistance from within the community. Through the following decades, the story illustrates the generational trauma and cultural aftershocks of incarceration, while highlighting the lingering sense of injustice and awakening to justice movements at home and abroad. The exhibit draws parallels between the stigmatization of Japanese Americans and modern-day anti-Muslim, anti-Arab, anti-Indigenous, anti-Black, and anti-immigrant policies. Visitors leave with a final prompt to consider: In the pursuit of justice, how will you show solidarity for movements today and into the future? Through art, first-person accounts, historical material, and artifacts, this exhibit connects Japanese American resistance movements during the WWII era to modern BIPOC justice movements and activism today. HTTPS://WWW.WINGLUKE.ORG/EXHIBIT-RESISTERS