March 25, 2013 8 Comments
PILGRIMAGE: Limited seats still available on bus to the Manzanar Pilgrimage from Los Angeles.
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 44th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, scheduled for 12:00 PM PDT on Saturday, April 27, 2013, 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).
Furutani, 65, was already a grass-roots community activist and civil rights advocate when he became one of about 150 people who made the first organized Pilgrimage to Manzanar on December 27, 1969. He talked about that experience during an event at the Japanese American National Museum on October 8, 2011.