San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center
We are housed at the San Fernando Valley JACC, a hub, along with the Valley Japanese Community Center, of Japanese American community and culture in the San Fernando Valley. Click on the link above to learn about their many cultural and service programs.
National Japanese American Citizens League
The National JACL, established in 1929, is our parent organization. Click on the link above to learn about its vibrant programs such as internships and scholarships for students as well as the many policies, issues, and campaigns the National JACL works on such as marriage equality, immigration reform, and civil liberties.
Pacific Southwest District Japanese American Citizens League
The PSW is the umbrella organization that encompasses JACL chapters in throughout the Pacific and Southwest. Based in Los Angeles's historic Little Tokyo, the PSW offers a variety of cultural and educational programs for youth, contributes to the life of Little Tokyo, and works closely with other civil rights groups throughout Southern California.
The Pacific Citizen is the national newspaper of the JACL. Today, it features news and opinion about the entire Asian American community and covers topics ranging from the DREAM Act to AIDS prevention in the Asian American community to Asian American student activism. Our board members have contributed different articles and op-ed pieces to the PC over the years.
Tuna Canyon Detention Station Coalition
The Tuna Canyon Detention Station Coalition is an organization of descendants, civil rights activists, educators, and residents dedicated to the preservation of the history of Tuna Canyon, a World War II era detention center for "enemy aliens" in Sunland-Tujunga, California.
In the summer of 2013, TCDS was added to the Los Angeles Register of Historic and Cultural Monuments.
The Department of Asian American Studies at Cal State Northridge
Asian American Studies, an interdisciplinary field in Ethnic Studies, is dedicated to the nexus of academic research on Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Native Hawaiians and challenging all forms of inequality on local and transnational levels. Established in 1990, CSUN's Asian American Studies Department "is dedicated to academic and community-based goals, including promoting student learning and intellectual growth, stimulating professional growth and development among its faculty and staff, enhancing and empowering Asian/Pacific Islander communities locally and globally, and highlighting relevant social, economic, political, legal, and cultural issues within existing and emerging communities." Our chapter sponsors a summer internship for CSUN AAS students and a number of faculty have shared their insights and research with us including Gordon Nakagawa, Teresa Williams-Leon, Maria Turnmeyer, and Gina Masequesmay.