Past Event

Origins of Now: ReBuilding Community

After the notorious WWII Japanese-American internment camps ended, the once-isolated population desperately needed assistance in settling back into a normal life. The Japanese American Service Committee (JASC) was started by community members to help Japanese-Americans find jobs, homes and other services—a daunting task since the American government forced extreme regulations to keep Japanese descendants from living on the West Coast, or even forming geographic communities in Chicago.

Origins of Now: ReBuilding Community is an historical exhibit exploring the Japanese American relocation, internment and Chicago resettlement experience.

The exhibit is on display from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Monday – Saturday through June 30th.

For more information, call Jeff Chang at 773-989-2364 (510-326-3163) or visit