SAVE THE DATE: Oct. 12th, 2019 18th Annual Evening of Aloha Gala Dinner

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Go For Broke National Education Center Events

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June 8, 2019

Go For Broke Monument 20th Anniversary Tribute

Free and open to the public.

Location: Go For Broke Monument
160 N. Central Avenue, LA 90012
Time: 10am

Since its dedication in 1999, the Go For Broke Monument has served as a powerful reminder of the challenges, sacrifices and accomplishments of WWII Nisei veterans of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, 100th Battalion, and the Military Intelligence Service (MIS). Join us as we celebrate two significant milestones: The 20th anniversary of the Go for Broke Monument, and the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Go for Broke National Education Center. Stay tuned for an official invitation and event details.

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Saturday Oct. 12th, 2019

Evening of Aloha
Westin Bonaventure, Los Angeles, CA

Save the date for GFBNEC's annual gala at the beautiful Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. This evening of entertainment, inspiration, and world-class food is not to be missed! More details will be available soon.

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To find out more about these events, call (310) 328-0907 or email us.

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March 2, 2019 - May 4, 2019

Courage and Compassion Courage and Compassion on view at the Albuquerque Museum
Chicago, IL

When the West Coast turned its back on Japanese Americans during the war years, Chicago welcomed them generously – both in terms of numbers and in terms of kindness. Almost 20,000 Nikkei (Japanese immigrants and their descendants) resettled in Chicago from the incarceration camps during and shortly after the end of WWII. For young adults, Chicago offered schools. The University of Chicago, Northwestern University and others welcomed Nisei from the camps. For many others, Chicago offered jobs. The Curtiss Candy Company (makers of Butterfinger and Baby Ruth), International Harvester, McClurg Publishing, and others offered employment and good pay to Nikkei. Although this history is often forgotten today by the younger generations, many Nisei still speak fondly about Chicago's opportunities and relative lack of discrimination.

For more information go to Chicago Japanese American Historical Society and Japanese American Service Committee.

June 1 - November 3

Courage and Compassion Courage and Compassion on view at the Albuquerque Museum
2000 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

Courage and Compassion: Courage and Compassion: Our Shared Story of the Japanese American World War II Experience will be on view at the Albuquerque Museum from June 1 through November 3. The exhibition chronicles the stories of Japanese Americans during and immediately after WWII, and highlights stories of bravery, integrity, and extraordinary support of Japanese Americans from the Chicago area. Through use of images, audio and interactive elements, Courage and Compassion provides a 360-degree perspective of the WWII experience of Americans of Japanese ancestry while exploring its relevance today.

Funded in part by a grant from the National Park Service, Courage and Compassion is made possible through a collaboration between Go For Broke National Education Center, New Mexico Japanese American Citizens League, and the Albuquerque Museum.

For more information on the Albuquerque Museum, go to

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