Thank you to all who attended our recent bi-monthly gatherings of ethnic community leaders. We look forward to seeing you again and welcoming those who will be coming for the first time to share common concerns and interests.
2:00 pm: Get acquainted and enjoy refreshments. Bring your organization brochures and events materials for our Community Information Table
2:30 pm: Presentation by Dee Goto, JCCCW Omoide Project Leader
Omoide means “Memories” and is a workshop and publication project developed to collect and share childhood recollections of Japanese Americans before, during and after World War II. These personal accounts are intended to educate future generations to encourage open dialog and discussions on constitutional rights, personal history, cultural development, immigrant experience in the US, family values, and multi-cultural issues. Dee Goto is a revered leader in the OmoideProject.
Street parking is available. Some parking available behind the building on JCCCW property. Wheelchair ramp at back of building leads from handicapped parking spaces to back entrance of building.
Metro Bus #7 travels along Rainier Avenue S. The #14 travels on Jackson St. and has a stop near the Rainier, Jackson and Boren Avenue crossing.
HISTORY OF THE JAPANESE COMMUNITY CULTURAL CENTER OF WASHINGTON
The JCCCW was formed in 2008 after the merger of the historic Japanese Language School and the Nikkei Heritage Association of Washington. The campus is located just East of the Seattle International District located on S. Weller Street just off of Rainier Avenue S. The JCCCW offers a museum and exhibits and programs, events and classes open to the community. The organization’s mission statement is “To build and grow as a central gathering place for sharing and promoting Japanese and Japanese American art, culture and heritage.” The JCCCW also has a small resale shop, Hosekibako, normally open Thursday through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, but will be opened for March 1 meeting participants to explore and shop.
Conference rooms and classroom space are available for single use and special gatherings. Shared community space is reserved on a first come, first served basis. NHAW members receive a reduced facility rental rates. For rental rates or more information please contact the JCCCW either by phone: (206) 568-7114, Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We fulfill our mission in large part by keeping our events free and open to the public. We receive some grant funds; but we depend on you to help us fill in the rest, so we can afford to continue our programs that bring diverse communities together. Join as individual, family, organization, business or patron.