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JACL National Convention Set for Philadelphia in July

By May 4, 2018May 11th, 2018No Comments

In this the 30th anniversary since the passage of redress, JACL will look back on the success of redress as one component of the long struggle for civil rights in this country.

Civil rights embodies the balancing of a resistance to the status quo and the need to find a reconciliation of often opposing sides, particularly in the wake of victory.

In this time of heightened political differences, how can we find this balance and look back to the success of redress as a model for achieving further progress in civil and human rights?

The 2018 JACL National Convention will be held July 18-22 at the Sheraton Downtown in Philadelphia. The convention will formally open the evening of July 18 with a welcome reception for attendees and conclude with the annual Sayonara Banquet on July 21.

Philadelphia as a city has much to offer beyond the convention. There are, of course, the iconic historic sites including the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, site of the signing of both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

The hotel is located within blocks of some of the most famous art museums in the country, including the Barnes Foundation, which will be the site of one of the convention events on July 20.

To register for convention and for information about hotel reservations, visit the JACL National Convention webpage (