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January 2021, Volume 71, Issue 1

Washington State Legislature – Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos is happy to share that the House of Representatives will be observing the Day of Remembrance on Monday, February 15, 2021. This year, the observance will be abbreviated due to the Covid pandemic restrictions and the urgent work of the legislative session.  A resolution will be adopted with one speaker on each side.  The proceedings are expected to be broadcast live via the TVW website. Please check the TVW schedule closer to the date: https://www.tvw.org/schedule-main/

Wing Luke Museum Day of Remembrance: INS Building Tour on Saturday, February 20, at 11 AM. Join a live virtual tour of INScape Arts, the former Immigration and Naturalization Services Building in honor of the Day of Remembrance. Hear the stories, see the spaces, and make connections to today as you remember this history.  Check Facebook for updates and event details at www.facebook.com/winglukemuseum or join the newsletter at www.wingluke.org for monthly event announcements.

Tsuru for Solidarity – TFS-Seattle is planning a Day of Remembrance Car Caravan on Sunday, February 21, from 1-3 pm, tentatively planned to start at the Puyallup Fairgrounds and ending in a Close the Camps Honk-In outside the Northwest ICE Processing Center (aka Northwest Detention Center or NWDC) in Tacoma. Exact meeting site and route details are still in process. Contact Stan at sktaiko1@mac.com for more details or check the Seattle JACL Facebook page under events: https://www.facebook.com/SeattleJACL

Wing Luke MuseumSave the date for the Wing Luke Museum Virtual Auction on Saturday, March 20. The museum’s largest fundraising event is going virtual! Join other attendees for a live online auction experience. For updates and announcements about this year’s program, join the newsletter at www.wingluke.org or contact esullivan@wingluke.org

ACRS – ACRS needs people to Volunteer at the Food Bank! As the weather gets colder, you can help prepare hot meals for seniors, distribute and assemble grocery bags for people experiencing hunger, or lend a hand at our community farm. View volunteer opportunities and sign up at:  bit.ly/ACRSVOLOPPS

Densho – The new Densho podcast, Campu, tells the story of Japanese American incarceration like you’ve never heard it before. Brother-sister duo Noah and Hana Maruyama weave together the voices of survivors to spin narratives out of the seemingly mundane things that gave shape to the incarceration experience: rocks, fences, food, paper. Follow along as they move far beyond the standard Japanese American incarceration 101 and into more intimate and lesser-known corners of this history. Listen or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Support for Campu comes from the Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation. For descriptions and a link to complete transcripts for each episode, visit: https://densho.org/campu/

JCCCW Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the front office will remain closed until further notice. Please email admin@jcccw.org or call (206) 568-7114 to leave a voice message if you have any questions.

  • Hosekibako Store: The Hosekibako in-person store will be open by appointment only Thursday through Saturday between 10AM and 3PM! (face mask required). Online purchases can be picked up Thursday through Saturday between 10 AM and 3 PM from Hosekibako (in the East Building).
  • Donation of Japanese items: Email hosekibako@jcccw.org for questions and drop-off details. Drop-off donations on Thursday between 10 AM and 3 PM at the north side of the east building.
  • Nikkei Bunko Library: The library will be open by appointment ONLY for current members between 11AM - 2PM on Fridays. Checking books in and out is self-service. Please make an appointment before 3 PM the Thursday before via email to admin@jcccw.org or call (206) 568-7114.
  • Office Space at the JCCCW is currently available to rent. Learn more at: https://www.jcccw.org/rentals