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

To download the media guidelines for coverage
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,

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.

To register, please send e-mail to no later than noon PDT on April 23, 2014.

Please note that our media packet will be distributed on CD-ROM (Mac and Windows compatible; all files will be in Adobe Acrobat/PDF format) ONLY.

The Manzanar Committee has also established guidelines that all print, broadcast, and Internet media, along with any film crew, must follow while covering the 45th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage and/or the 2014 Manzanar At Dusk program (see image/link above right).

Be advised that the National Park Service (NPS), which administers the Manzanar National Historic Site, has established guidelines for media, and generally requires permits for filming. The guidelines for coverage of the Pilgrimage do not supersede those of the NPS. Rather, they are meant to complement NPS guidelines for the afternoon Manzanar Pilgrimage event only. Please be sure to review their guidelines at, and file the necessary permit requests, if necessary, before making the trip to Manzanar. Further, those who may need to file a request for a film permit should do so without delay, as the NPS is short-staffed at Manzanar due to budgetary constraints—it could take longer than you would probably expect to process your request, so be sure to submit it early.

If you have questions, or if you need further information prior to the events, please send e-mail to

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. You can also follow the Manzanar Commitee on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest and YouTube.


Manzanar National Historic Site


Lone Pine High School


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