We are the Arizona chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), a national organization whose mission is to secure and safeguard the civil and human rights of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans and all communities who are affected by injustice and bigotry. 

The leaders and members of the JACL-AZ also work to promote and preserve the heritage and legacy of the Japanese American Community.

We are a diverse community who invite and welcome all who understand that: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr.

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JACL Events
JAN 25 – Rebuilding Home Plate                      Exhibit

JAN 30 – Fred Korematsu Day

FEB 1 – JACL-AZ Board Meeting

FEB 3 – Essay Challenge Deadline

FEB 19 – Day of Remembrance

MAR 1 – JACL-AZ Scholarship 
               Applications Due

APR 16 – Golden Week Celebration

Past events (archive):

JACL-AZ Golden Week Celebration (Photo Gallery)

JACL: Play Ball - The Japanese American Experience and the National Pastime 

Nikkei National Reparations Coalition Program Launch

Remembering Gila River - Panel Discussion ​
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Established 1934
Arizona Chapter

Keynote Speaker Carolyn Sugiyama Claussen on the Birth of the JA Redress Movement

Click here to view her presentation
Questions? Contact: arizonajacl@gmail.com
Video Tribute to the 23 Nisei Soldiers of Rivers, Arizona who died during WWII

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