NATIONAL JAPANESE AMERICAN CITIZENS LEAGUE

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ACTIVITIES & EXCUSTIONS

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31

 

11:00-11:45 a.m. Check In  |  Shotgun at Noon   |  Fee: $65.00

All golfers are invited to participate in the Golf Tournament at Stonebridge Golf Club, located just minutes from downtown Salt Lake City. This championship golf course designed by Johnny Miller features 27 long, wet and sandy links-style holes. The format will be Individual with Flights. Entry fee of includes green fee, cart, range balls, lunch, and prize fund.
 

GOLF TOURNAMENT

KIDS ACTIVITIES: WELCOME RECEPTION

6:00-8:00 p.m.  |  FREE

 

During the Welcome Reception, we’ll have a kids room with movies and activities to keep your young ones occupied.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1

7:30-9:30 p.m.  |  FREE

Sit back and enjoy as you experience the world renowned Tabernacle on Temple Square rehearse Thursday evening. 

 

Love what you hear? 

Convention attendees not participating in the Topaz Museum & Site Tour are invited to the Conference Center at Temple Square to hear the Tabernacle Choir perform a live broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word. Attendees should be seated by 9:15 a.m. when the doors close. The broadcast is 30 minutes in length and ends at 10:00 a.m.

TABERNACLE CHOIR

MEMORY GROVE TRAIL HIKE

10:00-Noon  |  FREE

 

Enjoy an urban hike through downtown Salt Lake City observing the historical buildings of Utah, the State Capital, the LDS Temple, and the unique architecture in the surrounding area. We will then hike the Memory Grove Trail, a 2.1 mile out and back trail that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The hike will end at City Creek Mall where you can eat lunch, explore the shops, and catch the Trax back to the hotel. Be sure to bring sturdy shoes, a water bottle, sunscreen and a hat.

FILM: "NEVER GIVE UP" Min Yasui and the Fight for Justice

7:00 p.m.  |  BALLROOM C  |  FREE

Min Yasui was a practicing attorney when World War II started. He purposely broke the curfew placed upon Japanese Americans as he was testing the constitutionality of the ruling. He spent his life working for civil rights. Educational Package including Study Guide available to all chapters and individuals who want to help promote the film and curriculum in their local schools.  

A Q&A with Holly Yasui, Min’s daughter, and Peggy Nagae, the lead attorney in Min’s case, will follow the screening.

FILM: NORMAN MINETA AND HIS LEGACY 

8:45 p.m.  |  BALLROOM C  |  FREE

 

The story of the life and career of Secretary Norman Y. Mineta is captured in the film which hasbeen  shown on PBS. Secretary Mineta and the producers of the film are expected to be in attendance.

Norman Mineta, and film producers, Diane Fukami and Debra Nakatomi, will be on hand for the film and for questions after the showing.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2

6:00 p.m. OR 7:00 p.m.  |  FREE (Reservation Required)

The Family History Library is the world’s largest genealogical library and is located in downtown Salt Lake.  On Friday, August 1, 2019, the JACL Convention committee has arranged an excursion to the Library to allow conference attendees to research their own family histories in their computer labs. Additionally, we encourage you to participate in the Japanese American Family History Workshop on Friday led by Linda Harms Okazaki but everyone is welcome to participate in the Family History Library Excursion.  

Please reserve your spot in advance so that we can provide the Family History Library with the number of attendees. In addition, please create a FREE Family History Library account. This account will be used during your time at the library.
 

FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY

7:00 p.m.  |  BALLROOM C  |  FREE

This new documentary film by Lane Nishikawa is about the incarceration of 120,000 persons of Japanese heritage. Lane Nishikawa will be on site to sell DVD's, which will directly benefit the San Diego JACL Chapter.

FILM: ONLY THE BRAVE

8:45 p.m.  |  BALLROOM C  |  FREE

The all-Nisei (2nd generation Japanese American) 100th/442nd Regimental Combat Team was ordered to rescue the "lost battalion" which was a group from Texas. They suffered casualties while saving 211 Texans. This film is inspired by that historic rescue and captures some of the tragedies and scarifies of those courageous Americans. This feature film stars Tamlyn Tomita and Lane Nishikawa. 

FILM: OUR LOST YEARS

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3

 

FREE

 

During the Sayonara Banquet, we’ll have a kids room with movies and activities to keep your young one’s occupied. Dinner is not included as part of the kids activities.

KIDS ACTIVITIES: SAYONARA BANQUET

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4

7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  |  $50 Adult  $25 Youth  |  Online Registration Required

 

The Topaz Museum Board is pleased to offer an optional tour of the new Topaz Museum and Site on Sunday, August 4. The Museum was opened in 2017 in the town of Delta, 16 miles from the original camp site. The all-day tour includes round-trip bus transportation, Museum tour, lunch, and a visit to the camp site. Two buses have been reserved. If demand exceeds capacity, a wait list may be created to determine if a 3rd bus is feasible. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring sunscreen, hat, and water.
 

TOPAZ MUSEUM & SITE VISIT

TABERNACLE CHOIR

8:15-9:30 a.m.  |  FREE

Sit back and enjoy as you experience the world-renowned Tabernacle on Temple Square rehearse Thursday evening. 

 

Love what you hear? 

Convention attendees not participating in the Topaz Museum & Site Tour are invited to the Conference Center at Temple Square to hear the Tabernacle Choir perform a live broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word. Attendees should be seated by 9:15 a.m. when the doors close. The broadcast is 30 minutes in length and ends at 10:00 a.m.