Founded in 1929, the Japanese American Citizens League is the oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization in the United States. A membership-driven national organization whose mission is to promote and uphold human and civil rights, and to promote and preserve the cultural heritage and values of Japanese Americans.
- Applications are open for JACL Leadership SummitMarch 9-12, 2025 in Washington, DC Established by JACL in… Read more: Applications are open for JACL Leadership Summit
- JACL Comndems Vandalism at Wing Luke MuseumLast Thursday evening, a man destroyed several windows of the… Read more: JACL Comndems Vandalism at Wing Luke Museum
- JACL celebrates 60 years since the March on Washington, DCMonday, August 28, 2023, will mark the 60th Anniversary of… Read more: JACL celebrates 60 years since the March on Washington, DC
Looking for Volunteers
Portland JACL is an entirely volunteer run organization and we could always use more help. Just a couple of hours a month could support our mission of community, culture and civil rights. Looking for help with:
- Web & Social Media
- Event tabling
- Print calendar
Additionally, members are always welcome to join committees for advocacy, finance, and the newsletter. Meetings take place virtually.
Oregon Nisei Veterans World War II Memorial Highway.
Help celebrate our Oregon Nisei Veterans as Highway 35, the 41-mile scenic roadway from the Columbia River to Mt. Hood, is dedicated as the Oregon Nisei Veterans World War II Memorial Highway.
Funds for the highway signs and educational material about the historical importance of the Nisei Veterans of World War II must be privately raised.