2018 Los Angeles Day of Remembrance – In Photos

Members and friends of Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress posed for a group photo following
the 2018 Los Angeles Day of Remembrance program on Saturday, February 17, 2018,
at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo.
Photo: Gann Matsuda/Manzanar Committee

LOS ANGELES — The 2018 Los Angeles Day of Remembrance program was held on February 17, 2018, at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo.

The packed house heard from speakers including the Honorable Al Muratsuchi, California State Assembly (66th District), and Alan Nishio of Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress (NCRR), who keynoted the program.

The event was co-sponsored by the Go for Broke National Education Center, Japanese American Citizens League/Pacific Southwest District, JANM, Manzanar Committee, NCRR, Nikkei Progressives, Organization of Chinese Americans/Greater Los Angeles, and Progressive Asian Network for Action/PANA.

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Manzanar Committee Calls On Huntington Beach City Council To Act To Preserve, Protect Historic Wintersburg

The congregation of the Wintersburg Presbyterian Church, March 8, 1910.
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Photo courtesy Wintersburg Presbyterian Church

LOS ANGELES — The Manzanar Committee, sponsor of the annual Manzanar Pilgrimage since 1969, along with the Manzanar At Dusk program, for the last 21 years, calls on the City Council of the City of Huntington Beach to act to preserve and protect the site of Historic Wintersburg, which is currently threatened by the proposed sale of the land by Republic Services, Inc. to Public Storage.

Historic Wintersburg is the former site of a late 1800’s Japanese American farming community which was named as one of America’s Most Endangered Places in 2014, and as a National Treasure in 2015. Both designations were made by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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49th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, 2018 Manzanar At Dusk Set for April 28, 2018

Pilgrimage participants are shown here, gathered around the Manzanar cemetery monument for the interfaith service, during the 48th Annual Manzanar Pilgrmage on April 29, 2017.
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Photo: Mark Kirchner/Manzanar Committee

LOS ANGELES — The 49th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, sponsored by the Manzanar Committee, is scheduled for Saturday, April 28, 2018, 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).

This year’s Pilgrimage will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, which provided redress and reparations for the survivors of America’s World War II concentration camps, and other confinement sites, in which more than 110,000 Japanese Americans and their immigrant parents were unjustly incarcerated during World War II.

Cultural performances will begin at 11:30 AM PDT, while the main portion of the program begins at 12:00 PM.

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Manzanar Committee Announces Third Annual Student Awards Program

Sara Omura (left), one of the first place winners from the Second Annual Manzanar Committee Student Awards Program is shown here with Manzanar Committee member Colleen Miyano.
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Photo: Gann Matsuda/Manzanar Committee

LOS ANGELES — On January 21, the Manzanar Committee announced their Third Annual Student Manzanar Committee Awards Program, a creative works program in which K-12 students may submit essays, short stories, poetry, works of art, including drawings, collages, posters, and works involving technology, including animation, podcasts, movies, or videos.

The awards program will recognize students who demonstrate an understanding of his/her guiding principles of social justice in today’s society. Winning entries will be eligible for prizes up to $100.00, and their works may be presented at the 49th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage on April 28, 2018, on the Committee’s web site (http://www.manzanarcommittee.org) and/or blog (https://blog.manzanarcommittee.org).

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