Welcome
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.

Become a JACL member today.
JACL Events
MAY 26 – Summer Bowling League begins 

MAY 30 - Memorial Day

JUN 1 – JACL-AZ Board Meeting

JUN 1 – First Day of LGBTQ Month

JUN-JULY - Summer break for Chapter, no events

JULY 4 - Independence Day

AUG 3 – JACL-AZ Board Meeting 

Past events (archive):

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

Nikkei National Reparations Coalition Program Launch (coming soon)

Remembering Gila River - Panel Discussion ​
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Established 1934
Arizona Chapter


Keynote Speaker Carolyn Sugiyma-Claussen on the Birth of the JA Redress Movement











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










Click here to watch