Join our 97th anniversary online for the Holiday Celebration & Auction 2020 on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 from 6 PM to 7 PM Pacific Time. Bid on silent auction items during the week before starting on November 24th. Please donate to continue our Japan-in-the-Schools and America-in-the-Schools K-12 education programs. We have moved all of our programs online, including JIS and AIS. Please go to event and auction site at http://jassw.maestroweb.com to register to attend for free and/or be an individual or corporate sponsor! Sponsor help us support a local neighborhood restaurant in Pioneer Square, 84 Yesler with Executive Chef Shawn Applin and owner Sam Takahashi. Sam has been a friend to the Society for over 40 years supporting our Celebrate Washoku and other food events!
Black Lives MatterThe Japan-America Society of the State of Washington stands in solidarity with the Black community in condemning the systemic racism, violence, and brutality that has claimed the precious lives of far too many across our country. We denounce all forms of racism and discrimination of race and ethnicity. Our mission of friendship between the people of Japan and the people of Washington state is not limited by race, gender, religion, sexual orientation or country of origin. As an organization, we will continue to champion inclusivity, diversity, and social equity.
Black Lives Matter Education ResourcesKing5 News recently had a show on "Facing Race" that had good information and discusion with experts on how to talk about race. https://www.king5.com/facing-race.