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TCJACL- Twin Cities JACL 75th Anniversary Celebration

October 8



Please mark your calendars and join us at the Twin Cities JACL 75th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, October 8, 2022 at the Historic Fort Snelling new Visitor Center

  • 2:00 pm Frank Abe, noted author of the graphic novel, We Hereby Refuse, will give a presentation, “Resistance to the Japanese American Incarceration in WWII.”
    • Free and open to the public
  • 4:00 pm 75th Anniversary Celebration check-in begins.
    • Newly Renovated Visitor Center exhibit areas open for exploring
  • 4:30 pm Boutique Sale begins – proceeds to benefit the Social Justice Committee
    • Book signing by Frank Abe
  • 5:30 pm Bento Box dinner
  • 6:00 pm Program – includes:
    • Guest appearance by Frank Abe
    • Acknowledgments of past presidents and other special guests
    • Preview of the play, Fire in the New World, the third installment of Rick Shiomi’s hit noir-style detective comedies featuring Sam Shikaze

Cost: Free for Nisei TCJACL members, $15 per person for TCJACL members, and $20 for non-members.

Bento Boxes: Choose between Saba Shioyaki (grilled mackerel), Chicken Teriyaki, or Vegetarian

RSVP by: Thursday, September 15  (Early deadline requested by restaurant J K’s Table to ensure that they have ordered enough food.)


Frank Abe is co-author of the new graphic novel on Japanese American resistance to wartime incarceration, We Hereby Refuse (Chin Music Press: A Wing Lake Museum book). He won an American Book Award for John Okada: The Life & Rediscovered Work [Okada is the author of No-No Boy (University of Washington Press)], and made the award-winning PBS documentary, Conscience and the Constitution, on the largest organized camp resistance. Frank is currently co-editing an anthology for penguin Classics on The Literature of Japanese American Incarceration.


Historic Fort Snelling
200 Tower Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55111 United States
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