The Japanese American Citizens League is an historic Asian American civil rights organization, founded in 1929. The JACL monitors and responds to civil and human rights issues that affect all Americans, promoting positive social change, particularly in the Asian Pacific American community.
The JACL Chicago Chapter is one of the most active and vibrant chapters of this important national organization. The city of Chicago has played, and continues to play, an important role in Japanese American history, as the Windy City was one of the primary "resettlement" locations for former internees.
We are excited to have the JACL Chicago Chapter's support as we continue to develop The Orange Story, a narrative film that will depict one of the most harrowing moments of the unjust incarceration of Japanese Americans: the day of evacuation.
Please visit our project website to learn more about The Orange Story.