Bridging Communities is a program for high school students that provides a space for cross-cultural dialogue, community service, and personal growth. Through an examination of the similarities between the WWII incarceration experience of Japanese Americans and the post-9/11 experience of the Muslim Americans, Bridging Communities builds solidarity between these two communities. The goal of Bridging Communities is to empower young people to speak up against prejudice and stereotypes and develop as active leaders within their communities and beyond.
- Examine their sense of personal identity
- Learn strategies for speaking up against prejudice and stereotypes
- Explore the history of the Japanese American and Muslim American community
- Understand tools of activism to make a difference
Dates: Session 1: Saturday, March 14 Identity & Community Building Session 2: Saturday, March 21 Muslim American History Session 3: Friday, March 27 – Monday, March 30 Trip to Rohwer, AR Session 4: Saturday, April 4 Culmination
Sessions will take place at the JACL Chicago office and the CAIR-Chicago office. * Dates are subject to change Applications are available at JACLchicago.org Deadline date: 11:59 PM, Monday, Feb. 16 Program Cost: FREE For more information, please contact: Christine Munteanu, JACL at email@example.com Fatima Ahmed, CAIR-Chicago at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit JACLchicago.org