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Arlene Oki

Vice President for Civil Rights, Seattle Chapter JACL

Arlene Oki is a long-time Board member and past President of the Seattle Area Chapter of the JACL, where she currently is Vice President for Civil Rights. She has also served as Secretary of the Pacific Northwest District Council of JACL, as well as the Program for Action committee. Ms. Oki’s commitment to social justice is reflected in her work on numerous political campaigns; her involvement in the fight for school desegregation; and her legislative advocacy on anti-poverty and justice issues. She is a Board member of the Institute for Educational Inquiry; the International Examiner; and the King County Veterans Consortium, and is a founding member of the Japanese Cultural and Community Center, where she continues her service on the Program committee. She began her career in government as a Special Assistant to Seattle Mayor Charles Royer and later as a Human Services Planner in the Seattle Human Services Department.

Speaker Events

Friday, July 5

Tangled Routes to Japanese American Redress [AUDIO]
Frank Abe, Producer/Director, "Conscience and the Constitution"
Arlene Oki, Vice President for Civil Rights, Seattle Chapter JACL
Robert Shimabukuro
Yasuko Iwai Takezawa, Ph.D., Professor, Kyoto University


Time: 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Willow A
Topic: Basic Introduction