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About JACL National

Founded in 1929, the JACL is the oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization in the United States.  While the JACL’s founding mission was focused on protecting the civil rights of Americans of Japanese ancestry, today we are committed to protecting the rights of all Americans by monitoring and responding to the issues that enhance or threaten the civil and human rights of all Americans and implements strategies to effect positive social change.

Early Resettlers to Cincinnati 1943-1945 from U.S. incarceration camps. (Photo taken at Cincinnati Museum Center 1994.)

Early Re-settlers to Cincinnati 1943-1945 from U.S. iincarceration camps. (Photo taken at Cincinnati Museum Center 1994.)

About the JACL Cincinnati Chapter

The Cincinnati Chapter was established on April 5, 1946 by Japanese Americans who relocated to Cincinnati from inland incarceration camps where they were confined during the war.  Upon leaving the camps, many moved to Cincinnati to find jobs and to re-establish their lives.

Over six decades have passed and now we find ourselves consisting of members with diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, needs and interests. We strive to collaborate with other organizations in the area in order to address these changing demands of our community. Along with the more serious topics of addressing issues like the need for social equality, we also enjoy activities such as annual potluck dinners, museum tours, guest speaker events, support of groups like Cincinnati/Dayton Taiko Group, school talks and other activities. We welcome new members and partnerships with other like-minded groups.

Click here to view our by-laws.


The JACL Cincinnati Chapter is on Facebook!

To view photos and learn more about current activities of JACL Cincinnati Chapter, visit our Facebook page. (You do not have to have a FB account to view the page.)


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