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8/11/2008

CULMINATION celebration!

project: community!, whose group has been regularly contributing to this blog, will be holding its culmination event 7 PM tomorrow (Tuesday) at the ImaginAsian Center (251 S. Main St. ).

Parking is located to the right of the theatre at Joe's #233
. For inquiries, please call the JACL PSW office at 213-626-4471.
The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) with the Rising Stars program sponsored by the Nikkei Federation will be celebrating the conclusion of their new youth program in a community event, August 12th, 2008, at the newly built ImaginAsian Center. Project: Community! invites everyone in the community to come out and commemorate our youth in this free event.

Through the collaborating efforts of the Pacific Southwest District of JACL and Rising Stars, Project: Community! was created to develop and empower the youth’s voice in Little Tokyo. Through a series of interactive session, high school participants gain an understanding of identity as well as the importance of preservation of the Japanese American community. Each session gathers facilitators and speakers from various parts of the community to conduct interactive workshops focused on specific topics ranging from identity, to the power of place, to grassroots organizing on a youth level.

13 students have been selected from the greater Los Angeles area (as far as Valencia, Upland, Los Alamitos, etc.). Together, they will be presenting their project that will be premiered at the Culmination.