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To JACL Chapter Presidents,
This is let you know that we are extending the application for the Asian American Youth Legacy Program to Monday, May 8, 2017.
This program is a unique opportunity for Japanese American and Asian American youth between the ages of 18-25 to learn about the Japanese American incarceration during World War II. Sessions will be held in Los Angeles at the Japanese American National Museum on July 25-28 and on August 8-11.
The sessions will include tours of the Little Tokyo Historic neighborhood of Los Angeles, the Japanese American National Museum, and the Go For Broke National Educational Center. There will be presentations on the history of incarceration, the campaign for Redress, and the impact of the incarceration.
A highlight of the program will be a trip to visit the Manzanar concentration camp where National Park Service staff will engage the participants about the history of Manzanar and life in the camps.
Following is a link to more details about the program including an application forms. Please distribute this information to your chapter members.
JACL and CJAF Scholarship deadline is May 31.
Matthew Hashiguchi's, documentary "Good Luck Soup," after about 4 years of hard work has an air time scheduled on PBS, Tuesday, May 9th at 8pm EST. It will be shown in a series called "America ReFramed."
This documentary features Eva Hashiguchi and includes the families of Hashiguchi's, Kerecman's and D'Agostino.