The Sonoma County JACL Web Site

Welcome to the Sonoma County Japanese American Citizens League Web site! Our chapter is dedicated to educating the public about the Japanese American experience, monitoring legislation affecting minority human and civil rights, addressing hate crimes and fostering Japanese American culture.

We invite you to browse the information provided here and please consider becoming a member of our organization to support the rich cultural and historical heritage of Japanese Americans in Sonoma County California.

2018 Essay Contest Winners

Each year, the So. Co. JACL invites Sonoma County, Mendocino County and Napa County high school and middle school students to participate in an essay contest to commemorate the Day of Remembrance (DOR), February 19.

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EDITOR: In 1944, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that forcibly incarcerating innocent Japanese-Americans during World War II was constitutional. That ruling in Korematsu v. the United States stood for almost 74 years, even though the conviction of the plaintiff, Fred...

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New Approach to Teaching!

The Kamishibai Storytellers are excited to present the story of “Yuki and Taro, a Teaching Unit on the Incarceration of Japanese Americans During WWII." Go here.  

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Upcoming Events

  1. JACL Board Meeting

    October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Keiro Kai

    October 21 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
  3. JACL Board Meeting

    November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. JACL Board Meeting

    December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Mochi Tsuki

    December 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm