Jewish and Japanese Community Dinner: Never Again is Now
Friday, July 12, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Japanese American Service Committee, 4427 N Clark Street (North of Montrose)
Join us to break bread and share stories across our Jewish and Japanese American communities about how we want to show up in this moment to say #NeverAgain and #CloseTheCamps. We will be folding tsuru (paper cranes); welcoming in shabbat together with Jewish and Buddhist rituals; sharing dinner and stories; and making banners/signs for the Saturday, July 13th Japanese Americans and Asian Americans for Immigrant Rights Now! rally & march, which will join up with the Take Action to End Criminalization, Detention, & Deportations march to send a united message that our communities stand against this newest iteration of concentration camps targeting immigrants and refugees.
A simple dinner with vegetarian options, challah, and wine and/or grape juice will be provided. Feel free to bring something if you would like to, but it's not required.
We are encouraging attendees to bring completed tsuru to the event and we will be making more together. If you can’t attend but would like to fold tsuru to contribute, please feel free to drop them off at the JASC - Japanese American Service Committee before the event!
We are making tsuru in connection to a larger movement of Nikkei across the country who have been sending tsuru to current immigrant detention centers. One of those organizations, Tsuru for Solidarity , is a coalition of Nikkei looking to give voice to the moral outrage of Japanese Latin Americans and Japanese Americans at the mass detention and deportations of immigrant communities in the United States.
The Japanese American Service Committee is wheelchair accessible and has a gender neutral restroom. Parking is available in the JASC parking lot, and some street parking is available. The nearest CTA stops are the #22 & #78 buses, Montrose Brown Line, and Wilson Red Line stops.
Sponsored by: the Japanese American Service Committee, the Japanese American Citizens League - Chicago Chapter, the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, and the Midwest Buddhist Temple