Welcome to the Manzanar Committee’s official blog! As you may know, this blog has been in “draft” operation since the days just before the 39th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, held on April 26, 2008, and we’ve already posted several videos and speeches from the last two Pilgrimages, a couple of original stories, links to content on other web sites/blogs, and we’ll continue to add content in the future.
But now it’s YOUR turn. What are your thoughts about Manzanar, Japanese American Internment, related civil rights issues, etc.? Do you have photographs, video footage, poetry, short stories or other works you’d like to share? Whether you are Japanese American or not, we would love to share it with the world right here on our blog.
Especially for those of you who attended the most recent Pilgrimage, we know you have thoughts, reflections, inspirations, reactions…to what you saw, heard and read at the daytime program as well as at Manzanar At Dusk (MAD).
What did you learn? What did you gain from the program(s) that you did not expect? What stories did you hear that made an impression on you? Were you inspired to learn more or to take action of any kind in your community?
We (and our readers), would love to read, hear or see your story, photographs, audio or video footage—especially for those who attended MAD, we can keep the discussion going right here on the blog!
To submit something for posting, check the Contact Us in the upper left corner of this page.
Creating something for publication here is not the only way to participate! If you have a response to anything posted on this blog, please click on the comments link at the bottom of each blog entry to get the discussion rolling! We’re hoping this blog also becomes a forum where we can talk about Manzanar and all things related.
Once again, welcome! It’s nice to finally kick open the doors officially and put up the “Open” sign. We hope you’ll come on in and participate.
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