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JACL Announces Convention, includes JACSC Component

The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) has opened its National Convention for registration, which will take place in Salt Lake City, UT, July 31–Aug. 4 this year. (More information at https://www.convention2019.jacl.org/). The theme of this year's conference is "Advocacy, Inclusion, Action."


For the first time, the Japanese American Confinement Sites Consortium (JACSC) will partner with JACL to offer a series of workshops related to their work and to increase the engagement in the World War II experiences of Japanese Americans among the JACL membership. In addition, the convention will include an optional visit to the Topaz Museum in Delta, UT, which covers the history of the Topaz concentration camp.


Workshops are open to all, with special inclusive invitation to Utah community and youth groups. Workshops will enhance JACL’s advocacy and alliance with community groups with topics focusing on LGBTQ issues, immigration, social media, and membership. For those interested in exploring their family history, we will be hosting workshops on how to research your family history as well as visits to the Family History Library allowing participants to research their family history at the largest genealogical library in the world. The events will be held at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City.

More information will be released as the events approach. For questions about the convention or registration contact convention@jacl.org.

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©2019 by Japanese American Confinement Sites Consortium. This project was funded, in part, by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of the Interior.