It is JACL's mission is to secure and uphold the human and civil rights of Americans of Japanese ancestry and others, and to promote and preserve the cultural heritage and values of Japanese Americans
2017JACL Scholarship winner
Lily Sadataki Presented by
Ken Arie, JACL

See Picnic photos HERE
This website was last updated Feb. 17, 2018
News of Note
**Read about Ed Ezaki's great talk  at Fairview Park Library  -   Click HERE

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Saturday, March 10, 2:00pm, First Church at Oberlin
A public talk by Roy Ebihara, longtime Oberlin resident and internment camp survivor

Roy's talk is a part of the Courage and Compassion Exhibit at Oberlin College with events held during February and March.   Learn more HERE
SAVE THE DATE FOR THIS YEAR'S COMMUNITY PICNIC - AUGUST 12 2018 AT FURNACE RUN    SEE PHOTOS FROM LAST YEAR!   HERE
MAASU Spring Conference is March 23-24 in Columbus at The Ohio State University

What  is MAASU?

The Midwest Asian American Students Union is a student led organization that began in response to a need for support, political unity, and activism among Asian American students in the Midwest.

Check out their page HERE and take a look at some of the breakout sessions that will be held.

Our local JACL organization may be waning, but it is wonderful to see that our youth are joining  together  with other Asian-Americans to advance the interests and  address the problems they see for the community. 

27 universities throughout the Midwest will be participating.
Condolences to the family of John Ochi, who passed away in January.  His contribution to the community was longstanding and constant, and we will miss his organizational skills that supported the JACL/CJAF Scholarships and Community Picnic every year.