US07 – JETAA Chicago
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After taking a break in 2020, our annual Shinnenkai is back! Virtually of course!This year we are spreading the fun out over three days from Friday, February 5 through Sunday, February 7! Each day will have a different focus, as we celebrate the culture of Japan and our community’s continued connection to it. In honor of that connection, this year funds raised will go to support two of our local partners!
Friday, Feb. 5 - 6PM-7PM CST - Kick-off
Our welcome event featuring presentations from the Japanese American Service Committee and the Japanese Culture Center.
Saturday, Feb. 6 - 7PM-9PM CST - Cultural Connections Happy Hour(s): Storytelling and Trivia Night
A casual evening for exploring our connections with Japan post-JET. Split into two parts, the first hour will focus on sharing ways alumni have maintained their Japan connections (featuring special guest, Joe Palermo, Gunma 1982-1983) and the second hour will be an all out trivia extravaganza with a few fun prizes to be won! Anyone can attend, but you must sign-up for the “+Trivia” ticket in order to participate in the game itself.
Sunday, Feb.7 - 2PM-3:30PM CST - Sunday Family Fun-day
Attendees will be treated to a variety of fun craft activities including origami and nengajo design. You may bring your own supplies or sign-up for the “+Activity Supply Pack” ticket to have some mailed to you!General Admission is free for all three days, but attendees have the option to upgrade to expand their experience. Click the red buttons to see our Guestlist page with full details about the different days and ticket options.If you are interested in potentially volunteering to share your story on Saturday or lead an activity room on Sunday, let us know!We hope to see you there!