Announcing the December 2019 Kakehashi Application!

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Applications Open September 5, 2019 Deadline: September 22, 2019, 11:59 PM Hawaiian Standard Time Up to 92 participants will be selected to participate in this year’s JACL Kakehashi Program, coordinated by the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and the Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE), and supported by funding from the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs […]

Minidoka National Historic Site:  Visitor Center Grand Opening

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By Gail Chandler Hawkins The Minidoka National Historic Site held a grand opening for its new Visitor Center on July 7, 2019, on the same weekend as the annual Minidoka Pilgrimage.  Close to 500 attended, travelling from Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Utah, and as far away as Washington, D.C.  The dedication ceremony was a culmination […]

Bamboo and Barbed Wire

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Bamboo and Barbed Wire Friday, April 12th 7:00 p.m. Egyptian Theatre Boise, Idaho Bamboo and Barbed Wire ( is the latest documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Karen Day ( Over the past three years, Karen has donated her time and skills to document the stories of those interned at Minidoka – interviewing remaining survivors, their families, […]

Within The Silence Performance

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Date: APR 25th Thursday 7pm Location: Morrison Center In 1942 Roosevelt’s Executive order 9066 imprisoned thousands of loyal American families. These innocent citizens struggled to maintain their families while incarcerated. Witness this silent chapter of our history. Share one Japanese American family’s fight to sustain faith and love in the country they love. Living Voices […]