Nat’l JA Confinement Sites Events

Nat’l JA Confinement Sites Events

Below is a searchable calendar of pilgrimages, commemorative events, public lectures, etc. related to Japanese American incarceration sites and other aspects of the Japanese American experience during WWII. Most of these events are hosted by other organizations and we recommend that you always check directly with the hosting organization for the most up-to-date event information. This calendar is updated as we become aware of scheduled events, and is not guaranteed to be comprehensive.

Click on the title of each event to view the full details.

To search for keywords in the event titles and description, enter a search term in the “Search” box at the top of the calendar and press enter. You can also use the tags that appear in red below each event listing to search for other events with the same tag.

NOTE: All times listed as Central Time Zone

Legacy Center Highlights

Explore the archives!

Our searchable database of finding aids provides background information and an inventory for each collection.

Explore the library! 

Use LibraryThing to check our holdings.  All are welcome to use our books on-site, and JASC members can check out books if we hold more than one copy.

Enjoy our digital exhibits! 

Engaging, image-rich exhibits to help illuminate the Japanese American experience in Chicago.

Listen to your elders! 

Our oral history collection features interviews with community members reflecting on a wide variety of topics from incarceration to contemporary activism.

Watch and learn! 

Check out a documentary film on incarceration and resettlement and a series of four films from 1975 featuring Issei voices.


Looking for your next great read?  Searching for the perfect gift?  The JASC Bookshop has titles suitable for children, young adults, and adults on a wide range of topics.  Find books about Japanese American history, books by Japanese American authors, books celebrating diversity, books about food and cooking, books about arts and culture, and more!

When you order any title through our shop, your purchase supports both JASC and local, independent bookstores.  You get the convenience of online shopping and shipping to your home, with the knowledge that your consumer dollars are making a difference.

Search for a title using the bar below, or visit the shop to browse our lists of carefully selected titles for readers of all ages!