Written by Stacy Toyota
“The State of Japanese America: 2011”
Hosted by the California Japanese American Community Leadership Council (CJACLC) and the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)
July 9, 2011
Renaissance Hollywood Hotel and Spa
17455 Highland Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Nikkei Conference participants will be asked to participate in one of the eight following tracks:
- Arts and Culture
- Civic Engagement/Leadership Development
- Civil Rights
- Community Investment
- Community Preservation and Development
- Historic Preservation
- Serving Nikkei Seniors
- U.S.-Japan Relations
On July 9, 2011, the California Japanese American Community Leadership Council (CJACLC) in conjunction with the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), will be convening a one-day conference on “the State of Japanese America: 2011”. This conference is being held on Saturday, July 9, 2011 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel and Spa in conjunction with the 2011 JACL Conference.
The Saturday portion of the JACL National Convention will be fully devoted to the 2011 Nikkei Conference. Individuals outside of JACL who are involved with the Nikkei community, including students and families, will be invited to join the Saturday portion of the conference. Here, participants will engage with CJACLC members in discussing key issues facing Japanese America. The conference is expected to draw between 600-700 participants, including roughly 300 JACL Convention attendees.
This one-day event will provide an opportunity to bring together voices from throughout California and the nation. Participants will share their ideas and develop common perspectives on key issues so as to incorporate them into the strategic plans of CJACLC.