Portland JACL

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. 

DOR 2021 Redress and Reparations

Portland JACL 2021 Day of Remembrance Event

Portland JACL partners with the Vancouver NAACP for a virtual discussion of redress and reparations.

More information on our Facebook event page >

Registration is required to receive the zoom link. We are asking that folks RSVP by Thursday, February 18.

Latest News

  • JACL Statement on Capital Insurrection
    For Immediate Release David Inoue, Executive Director dinoue@jacl.org and Sarah Baker, VP Public Affairs sbaker@jacl.org. Today we have seen the culmination of months of seditious rhetoric from the President and […]
  • December Newsletter Delayed
    The December issue of the Portland JACL newsletter was mailed on December 1. Unfortunately people have just been getting the newsletter on December 28. We are still mailing paper newsletters […]
  • Mochitsuki
    Everyday for the month of January, the activity scheduled for the day will be available on the Mochitsuki website at mochipdx.org. You can access the video anytime after it is […]
  • Mochitsuki Headliner
    Elena Moon Park is a classical trained musician, educator, and producer. She is co-Artistic Director of the Brooklyn-based arts organization Found Sound Nation, which uses collaborative music creation to connect […]
  • JACL Condemns Proposed Early End to Counting for the Census
    For Immediate Release David Inoue, Executive Director dinoue@jacl.org, 202-607-7273 Sarah Baker, VP Public Affairs sbaker@jacl.org In an announcement made on August 3, the Census Bureau discussed the remaining schedule for […]
  • Voter Engagement
    There are fewer than 100 days until the 2020 Presidential Election and with the mournful passing of civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis, we wanted to begin our efforts for […]
2020 Scholarship Winners

Scholarship forms now available

The local Japanese-American Community Scholarship Application and Henjyoji Shingon Buddhist Temple Art Award application forms are now available.

For more information, visit our scholarships page or email Scholarships@pdxjacl.org.

BLM Event

Black Lives Matter

And Why We Need to be Involved: A Nikkei Community Conversation 

This event was recorded and is now up on our Facebook.