Welcome to the Twin Cities Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL). JACL is a national membership organization whose mission is to secure and maintain the human and civil rights of Americans victimized by injustice.

JACL derives its effectiveness through its strategically located regional offices, which serve the needs of the organization’s members and help maintain the well-being of all Americans.

In addition to its national headquarters in San Francisco, the JACL has regional offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

The Pacific Citizen, publishing news and information for and about the Asian American community since 1929, is a production of the JACL Los Angeles office.






Twin Cities JACL
Twin Cities JACL
A link to a letter urging President Biden to sign an EO on Juneteenth creating a federal commission to study and develop reparations proposals for African Americans from these organizations:

National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N’COBRA)
Color of Change
Reparation Education Project
Rainbow PUSH Coalition
Faith for Black Lives
Black Church PAC
Black Voters Matter Fund
Samuel Dewitt Proctor Conference
Church World Service
NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice
The Union for Reform Judaism
Friends Committee on National Legislation
Presbyterian Church U.S.A.
National Consumers League
Batrice & Associates
Reparations 4 Slavery
Make it Plain
Live Free USA
Until Freedom
Nikkei Progressives
Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress
Japanese American Citizens League
San Jose Nikkei Resisters
National Nikkei Reparations Coalition
Terence Crutcher Foundation
Human Rights Watch
United Church of Christ, Justice and Local Church Ministries

Twin Cities JACL
Twin Cities JACL
The AAPI museum study bill was passed in the Senate on Thursday by unanimous vote, establishing the creation of a committee that will plan its building. Sponsored by U.S. Representative Grace Meng (D, NY-6), who is also the first vice chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, the mea...
Twin Cities JACL
Twin Cities JACL
Nearly 40 years ago, on a warm night in June of 1982, Vincent Chin headed out for an impromptu bachelor party at a Detroit strip club, nine days before his wedding, but it ended in tragedy. Chin, an Asian American, was attacked by two white men and severely beaten with a baseball bat. He died four d...
Twin Cities JACL
Twin Cities JACL
Today, Saturday, May 21st at 12pm PT/ 2pm CT/ 3 pm ET, our National Nikkei Reparations Coalition hosts "Strengthening Solidarity Through Taking Action." Join a conversation with Black reparations and Japanese American redress leaders, Kenniss Henry (N’COBRA), Dreisen Heath (HRW), Miya Iwataki (NCRR & NNRC) and Akemi Kochiyama (Yuri Kochiyama Solidarity Fund), who will discuss the various chapters in the fight for Reparations, and Black and Japanese solidarity for Black Reparations today. Listen to music and insights of acclaimed jazz musicians/activists Jon Jang and James Newton as they speak to the role of music and culture in building Black and Asian solidarity. The program will close with a call to action to demand the Biden Administration establish a Federal Commission for the Study and Development of Reparations for African Americans by Juneteenth and how you can take part. Register here: http://bit.ly/StrengtheningSolidarity
Twin Cities JACL
Twin Cities JACL
US Congress has failed to advance #reparations #HR40 despite overwhelming support and having the votes to pass it. Because of this failure, President Biden @POTUS must act now on #reparations. Join the call to action here: www.hrw.org/ReparationsNow
Twin Cities JACL
Twin Cities JACL
Coalition of Asian American Leaders - CAAL
Posted @withregram@caalmn 📣 Calling ALL Asian MN Youth! Wyd on June 13-15? Join BOBA for our youth leadership + social justice retreat! 🌱 We are excited to build community with you and learn together about what it means to take up leadership and space as a young person! There's so many issues impacting us, and our voices make a difference.

Make sure to register by May 25! bit.ly/boba-retreat