|New Mexico Japanese American Citizens League|
Founded in 1929, the Japanese American Citizens League is the nation's largest and oldest Asian American civil rights organization. The JACL is a membership driven organization with more than 24,000 members and over 113 chapters nationwide, with a mission to secure and uphold the civil and human rights of all people. Its mission also includes preserving the cultural heritage and values of Japanese Americans and promoting the development and understanding of all social and ethnic groups.
The New Mexico Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League had its start in 1947 with less than 15 Japanese American families in Albuquerque and Gallup participating. They called themselves the Albuquerque Nisei (second generation) Club at the time, with a focus on social activities. Click here to read more about the History of NM JACL.
NM JACL Board Members
5010 Lomas Blvd NE