BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.4675@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20140709T000000Z DTEND:20140712T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<strong>The 2014 National Convention will be held in San Jose\, California from Wednesday\, July 9\, through Saturday\, July 12</strong>& nbsp\;at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel located at 2050 Gateway Place.&nbs p\; This venue\, in the heart of Silicon Valley\, is very close to the Nor man Y. Mineta International airport and a short trip to Japantown\, one of the nation&rsquo\;s three remaining &ldquo\;J-towns.&rdquo\;&nbsp\; The c onvention will precede the local Obon Festival and will showcase<em>bon od ori</em>&nbsp\;(Japanese folk dancing).&nbsp\; Conventioneers and boosters will be able to enjoy the cultural extravaganza and even join with 2\,000 dancers in the largest such gathering in the country!\n\nThe convention t heme:&nbsp\;<strong>WE ARE AMERICA</strong>&nbsp\;is a reflection of the d iversity within the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community and t he important role we play in our nation&rsquo\;s socio-economic future.&nb sp\; For far too long\, AAPI&rsquo\;s and other people of color have strug gled to gain acceptance as Americans.&nbsp\; The 2014 JACL National Conven tion will focus on raising awareness about diversity and inclusion of comm unities of color as an integral part of the fabric of American society.\n\ nThe JACL organization is steeped in legacy reflected at the National Conv entions where honors and awards are bestowed on deserving recipients who h ave played critical roles in advancing the cause of justice in America.&nb sp\; Living legends Norman Y. Mineta and Mike Honda will participate in se lect functions and activities of the San Jose convention to help uphold th is level of prominence.&nbsp\;\n\nA crucial component and priority of the JACL is our investment and support of our youth.&nbsp\; Young adults are a n integral part of the convention planning committee.&nbsp\; And the JACL\ , through the National Youth/Student Council\, will actively encourage and provide financial support for youth from across the nation to attend the convention as America&rsquo\;s future leaders.\n\nFor more information and /or to register for the convention check the website at : <a title="2014 N ational JACL Convention" href="/The 2014 National Convention will be held in San Jose\, California from Wednesday\, July 9\, through Saturday\, July 12 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel located at 2050 Gateway Place. This venue\, in the heart of Silicon Valley\, is very close to the Norman Y. M ineta International airport and a short trip to Japantown\, one of the nat ion&rsquo\;s three remaining &ldquo\;J-towns.&rdquo\; The convention will precede the local Obon Festival and will showcase bon odori (Japanese fol k dancing). Conventioneers and boosters will be able to enjoy the cultura l extravaganza and even join with 2\,000 dancers in the largest such gathe ring in the country! The convention theme: WE ARE AMERICA is a reflection of the diversity within the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) commun ity and the important role we play in our nation&rsquo\;s socio-economic f uture. For far too long\, AAPI&rsquo\;s and other people of color have st ruggled to gain acceptance as Americans. The 2014 JACL National Conventio n will focus on raising awareness about diversity and inclusion of communi ties of color as an integral part of the fabric of American society. The JACL organization is steeped in legacy reflected at the National Conventio ns where honors and awards are bestowed on deserving recipients who have p layed critical roles in advancing the cause of justice in America. Living legends Norman Y. Mineta and Mike Honda will participate in select functi ons and activities of the San Jose convention to help uphold this level of prominence. A crucial component and priority of the JACL is our investm ent and support of our youth. Young adults are an integral part of the co nvention planning committee. And the JACL\, through the National Youth/St udent Council\, will actively encourage and provide financial support for youth from across the nation to attend the convention as America&rsquo\;s future leaders." target="_blank">http://www.2014.jacl.org</a> SUMMARY:2014 National JACL Convention in San Jose\, CA URL:/en/events/2014/07/09/2014-national-jacl-convention-in-san-jose-ca/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR