Online Resources for Japanese American Activism

Japanese American Organizations

Campaign for Justice:  Redress Now for Japanese Latin American Internees!

Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project

Discover Nikkei

Japanese American Citizens League

Japanese American National Museum

Kizuna: United Nikkei for the Future

Little Tokyo Service Center

Manzanar Committee

National Japanese American Historical Society

Nichi Bei

Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress

Nikkei Student Organizations in Southern California

Pacific Citizen

Rafu Shimpo

UCLA Nikkei Student Union

Other Asian Pacific Islander Activist Resources

API Equality-LA (Asians and Pacific Islanders for Marriage Equality)

Asian American Movement Ezine

Asian Americans United (Philadelphia)

Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Asian Pacific Environmental Network

Chinese American Museum

Chinese Progressive Association (Boston)

Chinese Progressive Association (San Francisco)

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)

Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence (CAAAV) (New York)

Council on American-Islamic Relations

Great Leap

James and Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership (Detroit)

Khmer Girls in Action

Korean Resource Center

Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance (KIWA)

Pilipino Workers Center

Rethinking Schools

South Asian Network

Southeast Asian Community Alliance (SEACA)

Thai Community Development Center

Tuesday Night Project

UCLA Asian American Studies Center

Visual Communications: Connecting Communities through Media Arts

Zinn Education Project: Teaching a People’s History

Selected List of Japanese American Activist Projects Online

Asian American Activism in the 1960s and 1970s

Bridging Communities Project (uniting Muslim American and Japanese American youth)

“Children of the Atomic Bomb” (work of peace activist Dr. James Yamazaki)

“Conscience and the Constitution” (Japanese American World War II draft resisters)

Fred T. Korematsu Institute

Generations of War and Peace – perspectives of Japanese American Vietnam War veterans who became activists for peace and justice

San Francisco State University Poetry Center

Seattle Civil Rights and Oral History Project

“A Song for Ourselves” by Tadashi Nakamura

“Stand Up for Justice: The Ralph Lazo Story”  — teachers’ guide

Tony Osumi’s writings on activism, teaching, and community organizing

“Yellow Brotherhood” by Tadashi Nakamura


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”)

“A Lesson on Japanese American Internment” by Mark Sweeting

“Learning about the Unfairgrounds: A 4th Grade Teacher Introduces Her Students to Executive Order 9066” by Katie Baydo-Reed

Yuri Kochiyama: “Then Came War” (read by Deepa Fernandes and Sandra Oh)

“Haiku and Hiroshima: Teaching about the Atomic Bomb” by Wayne Au

“Vietnam: An Anti-War Comic Book” by Julian Bond (made available online by The Sixties Project)

“The Malcolm X Project at Columbia University”

“What the Tour Guide Didn’t Tell Me: Tourism, Colonialism and Resistance in Hawai’i” by Wayne Au

“‘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

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