Resources

Online Resources for Japanese American Activism

Japanese American Organizations

Campaign for Justice:  Redress Now for Japanese Latin American Internees!
www.campaignforjusticejla.org/

Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project
www.densho.org/

Discover Nikkei
www.discovernikkei.org/en/

Japanese American Citizens League
www.jacl.org/

Japanese American National Museum
www.janm.org/

Kizuna: United Nikkei for the Future
www.kizuna-la.org/Kizuna/Home.html

Little Tokyo Service Center
www.ltsc.org/

Manzanar Committee
www.manzanarcommittee.org/The_Manzanar_Committee/Home.html

National Japanese American Historical Society
http://www.njahs.org/

Nichi Bei
www.nichibei.org/

Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress
www.ncrr-la.org/

Nikkei Student Organizations in Southern California
http://nikkeiyouth.org/2011/07/intercollegiate-nikkei-council-inc/

Pacific Citizen
www.pacificcitizen.org/site/

Rafu Shimpo
http://rafu.com/news/

UCLA Nikkei Student Union
www.nikkeibruins.org/Home.html

Other Asian Pacific Islander Activist Resources

API Equality-LA (Asians and Pacific Islanders for Marriage Equality)
www.apiequalityla.org/

Asian American Movement Ezine
www.apimovement.com/

Asian Americans United (Philadelphia)
http://aaunited.org/

Asian Pacific American Legal Center
www.apalc.org/

Asian Pacific Environmental Network
www.apen4ej.org/

Chinese American Museum
www.camla.org/

Chinese Progressive Association (Boston)
www.cpaboston.org/

Chinese Progressive Association (San Francisco)
www.cpasf.org/

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)
www.chirla.org/

Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence (CAAAV) (New York)
http://caaav.org/

Council on American-Islamic Relations
www.CAIR.com/

Great Leap
www.greatleap.org/

James and Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership (Detroit)
http://boggscenter.org/

Khmer Girls in Action
www.kgalb.org/

Korean Resource Center
http://krcla.org/blog/c/l/english/

Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance (KIWA)
http://kiwa.org/

Pilipino Workers Center
www.pwcsc.org/

Rethinking Schools
www.rethinkingschools.org/index.shtml

South Asian Network
http://southasiannetwork.org/

Southeast Asian Community Alliance (SEACA)
www.seaca-la.org/

Thai Community Development Center
http://thaicdchome.org/cms/

Tuesday Night Project
www.tuesdaynightproject.org/

UCLA Asian American Studies Center
www.aasc.ucla.edu/

Visual Communications: Connecting Communities through Media Arts
www.vconline.org/alpha/cms/

Zinn Education Project: Teaching a People’s History
http://zinnedproject.org/

Selected List of Japanese American Activist Projects Online

Asian American Activism in the 1960s and 1970s
www.kqed.org/w/snapshots/index.html

Bridging Communities Project (uniting Muslim American and Japanese American youth)
www.ncrr-la.org/news/1-9-10/index.html

“Children of the Atomic Bomb” (work of peace activist Dr. James Yamazaki)
www.aasc.ucla.edu/cab/index.html

“Conscience and the Constitution” (Japanese American World War II draft resisters)
www.pbs.org/itvs/conscience/the_story/index.html

Fred T. Korematsu Institute
http://korematsuinstitute.org/

Generations of War and Peace – perspectives of Japanese American Vietnam War veterans who became activists for peace and justice
http://gowandpeace.wordpress.com/about/

San Francisco State University Poetry Center
www.sfsu.edu/~poetry/archives/i.html

Seattle Civil Rights and Oral History Project
http://depts.washington.edu/civilr/

“A Song for Ourselves” by Tadashi Nakamura
http://tadashinakamura.com/Tadashi_Nakamura/A_Song_For_Ourselves.html

“Stand Up for Justice: The Ralph Lazo Story”  — teachers’ guide
www.ncrr-la.org/sufj/SUFJGuide.pdf

Tony Osumi’s writings on activism, teaching, and community organizing
www.kuidaosumi.com/TOwriting/

“Yellow Brotherhood” by Tadashi Nakamura
http://vimeo.com/1547334

 

Zinn Education Project (lesson plans and resources) which focuses on Japanese American history and activism:

“The Other Internment: Teaching the Hidden Story of Japanese Latin Americans during WW II” by Moe Yonamine (originally published in “Rethinking Schools”)
http://zinnedproject.org/posts/12034

“A Lesson on Japanese American Internment” by Mark Sweeting
http://zinnedproject.org/posts/557

“Learning about the Unfairgrounds: A 4th Grade Teacher Introduces Her Students to Executive Order 9066” by Katie Baydo-Reed
http://zinnedproject.org/posts/11995

Yuri Kochiyama: “Then Came War” (read by Deepa Fernandes and Sandra Oh)
http://zinnedproject.org/posts/11236

“Haiku and Hiroshima: Teaching about the Atomic Bomb” by Wayne Au
http://zinnedproject.org/posts/1171

“Vietnam: An Anti-War Comic Book” by Julian Bond (made available online by The Sixties Project)
http://zinnedproject.org/posts/1171

“The Malcolm X Project at Columbia University”
http://zinnedproject.org/posts/10219

“What the Tour Guide Didn’t Tell Me: Tourism, Colonialism and Resistance in Hawai’i” by Wayne Au
http://zinnedproject.org/posts/1431

“‘Don’t Take Our Voices Away’: A Role Play on the Indigenous Peoples’ Global Summit on Climate Change”  by Julie Treicki-O’Neill and Tim Sweinhart
http://zinnedproject.org/posts/11956

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