LOS ANGELES — The 44th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, sponsored by the Los Angeles-based Manzanar Committee, is scheduled for 12:00 PM PDT on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at the Manzanar National Historic Site, located on US 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 will commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the signing of Civil Liberties Act of 1988, is open to the public, and 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.
Attendance at the Pilgrimage has been growing each year, and has averaged more than 1,500 people since the Grand Opening of the Manzanar National Historic Site Interpretive Center in 2004. Each year, more and more people participate from all walks of life, including students from intermediate schools, and colleges, along with members of temples, and community and cultural organizations.
Annually, the Manzanar Committee publishes a souvenir program booklet, featuring historical notes, memorial tributes, news about preservation efforts at other camps. and various, timely photos. The program is distributed free of charge at the Pilgrimage, as well as throughout the year in our educational activities.
Businesses, individuals and organizations can be a part of this historical program by purchasing an advertisement in the program, helping to defray rising costs. Your donation will ensure we can continue our work to preserve our history.
The Manzanar Committee is a Federal non-profit, all volunteer organization. Donations for all advertisements are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
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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. For more information, send e-mail to email@example.com, call (323) 662-5102, or check their blog at http://blog.manzanarcommittee.org. You can also follow the Manzanar Commitee on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest and YouTube.
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