NAJC Sustaining Fund

March 15, 2013 at 5:24 am

by Art Miki

ArtMiki-OrginalThis year, as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Japanese Canadian redress settlement, it is a time to reflect on the achievements of NAJC and what the future holds for us. In achieving redress, the NAJC demonstrated that perseverance and faith in our democratic system finally led to the achievement of redress and reinforced Canada’s commitment to human rights. Our redress agreement became a precedent for the Canadian government to deal with and apologize for other past injustices such as the Chinese head tax, the Ukrainian internment and Indian residential schools.

Today, there is more of a need than ever to be vigilant, as racism and injustices continue to be inflicted upon our citizens, many of whom do not have the means to fight back. The NAJC, through the Human Rights Committee, continues to monitor, and speak out against, violations against other groups and peoples. It is to carry out this mandate that we seek your support and contribution for the Sustaining Fund so that the NAJC can better represent the efforts of Japanese Canadians to combat racism and discrimination and to ensure a more harmonious, equitable society.

We look forward to your continued support and interest in NAJC’s efforts to further Canada’s human rights initiatives.

Please donate generously to the NAJC Sustaining Fund. Download the form HERE.

The 25th Redress Anniversary banquet will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, Kobayashi Hall.  Keynote speaker will be past president Art Miki.  Details of the event will be posted in this and other publications.  The banquet is organized by the Greater Toronto Chapter NAJC in conjunction with the national NAJC AGM being held in Toronto.