MEDIA ADVISORY: 45th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage/2014 Manzanar At Dusk – April 26, 2014

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of the 45th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage and
the 2014 Manzanar At Dusk programs,
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The 45th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage is scheduled for 12:00 PM PDT on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the Manzanar National Historic Site, located on U.S. Highway 395 in California’s Owens Valley, between the towns of Lone Pine and Independence, approximately 230 miles north of Los Angeles (see map below).

The popular Manzanar At Dusk program follows that same evening, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at the Lone Pine High School gymnasium, located at 538 South Main Street (U.S. Highway 395), in Lone Pine, nine miles south of the Manzanar National Historic Site, across the street from McDonald’s (see map below).

For further details on these events, please follow our press releases on our blog, http://blog.manzanarcommittee.org.

We encourage those covering the events to pre-register via e-mail, so that we can have a media packet ready for you upon arrival.

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Statement by Manzanar Committee Co-Chair Bruce Embrey On Inyo County REGPA, and LADWP’s Southern Owens Valley Solar Ranch

The following are comments by Manzanar Committee Co-Chair Bruce Embrey, delivered at an April 1, 2014 press conference at the Inyo County Courthouse, Independence, California, in which a coalition of organizations opposed to the County’s called for significant revisions to the proposed Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment (REGPA), which would open up large swaths of land, including portions of the Owens Valley that would intrude upon Manzanar’s viewshed, to large-scale renewable energy development.


Manzanar Committee Co-Chair Bruce Embrey
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Photo: Ellen Endo/Manzanar Committee

The Manzanar Committee is here today to urge the Inyo County Board of Supervisors to protect the Manzanar National Historic Site. Specifically, we hope the Supervisors will reject the false promises of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power about economic development and vote to maintain the environment surrounding the Manzanar NHS.

It took decades for our country to come to terms with the injustices visited upon the Japanese American community during World War II. But we did. America apologized and resolved to tell this story so it would never happen again. Through an act of Congress, the Manzanar NHS was created, and in 2004, a mere ten years ago, the National Park Service opened the Visitors Center at Manzanar.

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Support The Manzanar Committee! Advertise In The Program For The 45th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage

To view/print/download a copy of the printed program from the 43rd Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, held on April 28, 2012, click on the image above.
Photo: Manzanar Committee

LOS ANGELES — The 45th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, sponsored by the Los Angeles-based Manzanar Committee, is scheduled for 12:00 PM PDT on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the Manzanar National Historic Site, located on U.S. Highway 395 in California’s Owens Valley, between the towns of Lone Pine and Independence, approximately 230 miles north of Los Angeles.

This free event, which is open to the public, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as the tenth anniversary of the opening of the Visitors Center at the Manzanar National Historic Site. The program features speakers, an interfaith memorial ceremony, taiko drums, and ondo dancing. In addition, the Manzanar At Dusk program, which focuses on inter-generational discussion, begins at 5:00 PM at Lone Pine High School that same evening.

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Dr. Arthur A. Hansen Named Co-Recipient of 2014 Sue Kunitomi Embrey Legacy Award

Dr. Arthur A. Hansen, shown here during the Japanese American National Museum’s 2013 National Conference in Seattle, Washington, July 2013.
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Photo courtesy Arthur A. Hansen

LOS ANGELES — On March 26, the Manzanar Committee announced that renowned scholar and co-founder of the Japanese American Oral History Program, Dr. Arthur A. Hansen, has been chosen as one of the 2014 recipients of the Sue Kunitomi Embrey Legacy Award.

Educator and former Manzanar incarceree Mas Okui was also named as a recipient (see separate press release).

The award, named after the late chair of the Manzanar Committee who was also one of the founders of the annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, and was the driving force behind the creation of the Manzanar National Historic Site, will be presented at the 45th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, scheduled for 12:00 PM PDT on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the Manzanar National Historic Site, located on U.S. Highway 395 in California’s Owens Valley, between the towns of Lone Pine and Independence (see map below).

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