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Japanese American internment

About Us

The JACL-NCWNP sponsors educational programs for its members and the public focused on topics such as civil liberties, hate crimes and discrimination. These programs are aimed to help the public be more aware about what people as citizens can do to make a difference in their communities.
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Governor’s Message

JACL’s guiding principle, ‘Security through Unity,’ motivates me and our district to encompass three key components of action
to ensure our mission statement stays relevant in these challenging times:
  • Social justice and advocacy monitoring hate crimes, inequity, and civil rights
  • Educating about the Japanese American incarceration experience and Japanese American culture
  • Collaborating with local organizations that represent other minority ethnicities.
Join me by becoming a member to address these challenges and help our community be strong and resilient. 


JACL On 2020 FBI Hate Crimes Statistics

The 2020 FBI Crime Statistics report was released earlier this week and serves as a reminder of the importance of tracking and recording hate crimes data. From 2019 to 2020 the number of incidents of Anti-Asian hate increased 70%, from 161 to 274. In comparison, overall hate crimes increased only 6.5%.

NCWNP helps ARC Celebrate Wakamatsu’s 150 Anniversary

NCWNP District was a sponsor of the celebration of WakamatsuFest150 held June 6 - 9, 2019. Congratulations to the ARC American River Conservancy for a successful event. For those who were unable to attend the weekend long schedule of events, please enjoy the photos in...

October is Bullying Prevention Month

Every day thousands of young people experience bullying from their peers while at school, after school in their neighborhoods, and even when they are at home, through social media and texts.  50% of Asian American students in New York City schools report being...



2022 JACL National Convention

“Strengthening Our Community Through Action” Hybrid in Las Vegas and Online - August 3rd through 7th, 2022 Let's unite and reunite, in-person and virtually, to take action for our community! After having to cancel the 2020 Convention due to COVID-19, the 2022...

Honoring Our Nisei Veterans

NCWNP District is once again sponsoring a virtual event honoring the courage and sacrifices of our veterans past and present.  We invite you to this year's event to be held on May 29th SUNDAY at 1 pm PDT. We are pleased to welcome Robert Horsting back to share his...

League of CA Cities LGBTQ Caucus

The annual all-day conference is being held Thursday, September 23, 2021. Activities include LGBTQ sponsored workshop, General Meeting and Taco Bout A Party Dinner. Click Title for more info.

Virtual Book Talk with John Tateishi

Virtual Book Talk with John Tateishi Hosted by Berkeley JACL May 23 / 1-2:30PM PDT Email berkeleyjacl@gmail.com for Zoom info. Buy book at Heyday Books with a 30% discount before 5/31. Use code jaclberkeley at checkout John Tateishi will be discussing his new book...

“Go for Broke” at Sierra College

Sierra College's Veterans Success Center will host a film showing of "Go for Broke" at Rocklin Campus T Dietrich Theatre on November 16th, Saturday, from 3:30 - 6:30 pm.  Stacey Hayashi will introduce the film with Q & A after. Tickets free. Donations accepted....

JACL Youth Council

NCWNP Youth Council Events

Not Your Model Minority

Not Your Model Minority

Not Your Model Minority - Screening and Discussion with Jon Osaki First, we are excited to announce that we will be hosting our first event: a film screening of Not Your Model Minority, followed by a Q&A session with the film’s director Jon Osaki.  The film...

Young Professionals Network

Young Professionals Network

In partnership with the JAMSJ, the Young Professionals Network (YPN) will be hosting their first event too! The YPN is a group of students and young professionals located across North America focused on supporting and inspiring one another. Come join them to discuss...

NCWNP Youth Summit

NCWNP Youth Summit @ Japanese American Museum of San Jose Next, we are currently working on our first in-person event: NCWNP Youth Spring Summit!  We will be hosting the Spring Summit in San Jose Japantown Saturday, June 25th, from 11 AM - 3 PM PT.  Please save the...