Origins, History Of Manzanar, Tule Lake Pilgrimages To Be Discussed At JANM Event

Manzanar Committee Co-Chair Bruce Embrey, shown here at the 41st Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage on April 23, 2010.
Photo: Gann Matsuda
LOS ANGELES — Manzanar Committee Co-Chair Bruce Embrey, and California Assembly member Warren Furutani, one of the founders of the Manzanar Pilgrimage, will be panelists for Community Builders: Japanese American Activism 1960-1980 (Part 1), at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 8, 2011, at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo.

The program is the first in a three-part series that will deal with the origins, the history, and the future of the Manzanar and Tule Lake Pilgrimages from the perspectives of those who were part of them.

The panel will also include Barbara Takei and Stan Shikuma, both active in the Tule Lake Committee.


The program will be moderated by the UCLA Nikkei Student Union, which has been an active participant in the Manzanar Pilgrimage since 1987, and has recently taken a leadership role in the Manzanar At Dusk program, held annually on the same evening as the Manzanar Pilgrimage.

This program is sponsored by The Aratani CARE grant, and the UCLA Asian American Studies Center.

JANM is located at 369 East First Street (north side of the intersection of Central Avenue and First Street), Los Angeles, 90012:

For more information, contact JANM at (213) 625-0414, or check their web site at

The Manzanar Committee is dedicated to educating and raising public awareness about the incarceration and violation of civil rights of persons of Japanese ancestry during World War II and to the continuing struggle of all peoples when Constitutional rights are in danger. A non-profit organization that has sponsored the annual Manzanar Pilgrimage since 1969, along with other educational programs, the Manzanar Committee has also played a key role in the establishment and continued development of the Manzanar National Historic Site.

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