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31st Annual Scholarship Awards

Held on Saturday, April 17, 2021

2:00-3:00 pm via Zoom

    Our scholarship event honored the legacy of Japanese American women at UC Berkeley and recognized the accomplishments of our 2021 undergraduate and graduate scholarship recipients -- as well as our Outstanding Alumna of the year, Chizu Omori. Our keynote speaker was Sherry Hirota, CEO of Asian Health Services and Co-Chair of One Nation Commission.
    The 2022 Scholarship Event will be held March 12, 2022 and we will post details when available.

Continuing the Legacy of Activism with Chizu Omori

Held on Saturday, October 2, 2021 via Zoom

11:10am - 12:00pm

    During UC Berkeley's Reunion and Parents Weekend at Homecoming, JAWAUCB sponsored this informative session via Zoom.

    Chizu Omori '54 and JAWAUCB vice-chair Stacy Kono '95 were in conversation about the people, organizations, and movements that have inspired her activism over the years, which continues today in support of immigrant rights and Black reparations movements.

    Chizu Omori is a mother, grandmother, activist, award-winning documentary producer, and writer whose story was featured in Oprah Magazine (November 2020). JAWAUCB awarded her its 2021 Outstanding Alumna Award because of her strong commitment to civil and human rights, which was fostered by her experiences as a student at UC Berkeley during the Free Speech Movement.
    **If you missed the live session, a recording is available for you to view here.

JAWAUCB Board of Directors

    Grace Morizawa (Chair), Nancy Arata-Fong, Nina Ichikawa, Ruth Ichinaga, Adena Ishii, Betty Kano, Barbara Kawamoto, Stacy Kono, Janice Koyama, Lynn Nakada, Julie Nishihara, Joyce Takahashi, Carol Tateishi, Lisa Hirai Tsuchitani, Leslie Tsukamoto, and Kay Yatabe

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