A gentle reminder to please register for our annual Keiro Kai and Family Day that will be taking place this Sunday, September 18th, from 12:00 – 2:30 PM.
Join us for a fun-filled afternoon including a delicious meal, games for all ages, and connect with old friends and meet new ones! There will be a special flag signing opportunity as well, in which Japanese American camp survivors are invited to sign. The WWII-era, 48-star, American flag will travel the East Coast through November 2022.
The DC Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA) is hosting an outdoor movie night next Friday, September 9th, to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival in Chinatown Park. They will be showing Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings this year!
Help us make this year’s Keiro Kai and Family Day a total success!
On the day of the event (Sunday, September 18) we need some more volunteers to help with the following tasks:
1. Helping direct cars and parking as people arrive in the parking lot
2. Serving food on the food line
3. Being a floating “goodwill ambassador” who checks on our seniors at the event to make sure they are feeling celebrated and having a good time.
These tasks will not take the entire event time, so you will still have time to eat and mingle and enjoy the event. Please e-mail us at email@example.com if you are willing to volunteer for one of these roles (please indicate which one).
You may also contact Janet Nuzum or Michelle Amano, Keiro Kai’s Co-Chairs.
Thank you for your support of our senior community!
Mark your calendar! On Sunday, September 18 from 12:00 – 2:30 PM, JACL DC Chapter will be celebrating Keiro Kai and Family Day! Join us for a day outdoors at the Cabin John Group Picnic Area (the same place as where we had this year’s picnic in June).
We are fortunate to have three JACL DC Top Chefs for the day:
Top Sushi Chef: David Inoue,
Top Teriyaki Chicken Chef: Janet Nuzum
Top Kalua Pork Chef: Michelle Amano.
Plus more food and games for all ages, as we honor the senior members of our community. There is a large grassy area for families to bring balls or outdoor equipment for games.
All are welcome! JACL members & their families are free as well as our 65+ community. Non-members under 65 years old can pre-register for $10, pay $20 on-site, or become JACL members & receive all the JACL membership perks!
The Office of Communications at the National Park Service (NPS) announced on June 21, 2022, that 19 preservation, restoration, and education projects were awarded grants through the Japanese American Confinement Sites program!
To learn more and access the full list of grant recipients, please click here.
Members of author Zhuqing Li’s family would like to cordially invite you to the official book launch of Li’s, “Daughters of the Flower Fragrant Garden: Two Sisters Separated by China’s Civil War.” The celebration of Li’s book will take place at Rollins Congressional Club, 1621 Martha Terrace, Rockville, Maryland, 20852, on Sunday, July 10th, 2022, from 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM.
Li’s book explores her mother and aunt’s experience during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. To mark the launch, Li’s family, with support from the North American Chinese Writers’ Association, is inviting members of the community to celebrate.
Folks have until June 30th to RSVP to the event. To RSVP, please email Edward and Corinna Shen at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re pleased to share that June 4th marked the one-year anniversary of the Go For Broke stamp.
To celebrate Go For Broke Stamp Day, the Stamp Our Story committee is asking community members to please commemorate the day by sharing photos and selfies of you/family/friends displaying the Go For Broke stamp on social media, with the hashtag #GoForBrokeStampDay #HonorAAPIElders #StampOurStory. These photos can be done anytime, throughout this month, and beyond.
For those interested, Stamp Our Story is also looking to collect photos for their documentary film. The committee is in need of photos for their film credits of a brand new cut of the short film on the stamp’s story. This new cut includes new content, and the hope is to include it in some upcoming Asian American Pacific Islander film festivals where the Nisei soldiers’ story can continue to be shared. Any photos shared also need to have your consent to show them publicly. If you do not wish to have your photo posted on social media, but consent to having it featured in the documentary, please make a note of that in your submission.
For those comfortable sharing their photos on social, please feel free to visit their Facebook and Instagram accounts (@stampourstory) for examples of how to take and submit your photos.