Japanese American Citizens League, national headquarters

1765 Sutter St., San Francisco

(415) 921-5225



Founded in 1929, the national organization aims “to secure and maintain the civil rights of Japanese Americans and all others who are victimized by injustice and bigotry.” It works to “promote and preserve the heritage and legacy of the Japanese American community.” With more than 100 chapters throughout the U.S., the JACL provides programs that respond to civil and human rights issues, create awareness about the Japanese American historical experience, and foster youth leadership that will effect positive social change.