CAIR-SFBA, JACL Seek Applicants for 'Bridging Communities'

CAIR-JACLFrom The Rafu Shimpo, 4/1/2012

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), in collaboration with the San Francisco Bay Area Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Tule Lake Committee, will be sponsoring a program whose goal is to bridge communities and build partnerships of understanding.

Titled "Bridging Communities: Preserving the Legacy," the program is funded by the National Park Service Japanese American Confinement Sites (JACS) Grant Program.

The program is designed to educate and empower Japanese American, American Muslim and other high school youth through a narrative workshop on May 25, and a four-day, intensive leadership summit at the Tule Lake concentration camp site from June 10 to13. The 2013 program is being dedicated to the memory of local community philanthropist Sadako Ishizaki.

The program will feature reflective and skills-building workshops, as well as a collaborative service learning project with the National Park Service at Tule Lake. Through interactive workshops, participants will engage in a variety of topics such as intersections of identity, American Muslim and Japanese American history, civil rights and activism. A culmination will follow, where participants will share their interpretations of the camps, as seen through the eyes of their generation. (Read more)


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