Connecting The Past With The Present To Be The Focus of 2017 Manzanar At Dusk

A small group discussion during the 2016 Manzanar At Dusk program.
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Photo: Gann Matsuda/Manzanar Committee

LOS ANGELES — Sharing stories and experiences from the unjust incarceration of Japanese Americans in concentration camps during World War II and connecting this history to present-day issues will be the focus of the 2017 Manzanar At Dusk program, sponsored by the Manzanar Committee, scheduled from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Lone Pine High School gymnasium, located at 538 South Main Street (U.S. Highway 395), in Lone Pine, California, across the street from McDonald’s (see map below).

The Manzanar At Dusk program follows the 48th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage that same day, at the Manzanar National Historic Site, between the towns of Lone Pine and Independence, approximately 230 miles north of Los Angeles (see map below).

A performance by UCLA Kyodo Taiko will open the Pilgrimage at 11:30 AM PDT, while the main portion of the program starts at 12:00 PM.

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46th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage Set for April 25, 2015

Banners representing each of the ten World War II American concentration camps, along with the Crystal City
Internment Camp and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team/100th Battalion, part of the traditional “Roll Call of the
Camps,” during the 45th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, April 26, 2014.
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Photo: Gann Matsuda/Manzanar Committee

PILGRIMAGE: Bus transportation from Los Angeles also announced.


LOS ANGELES — Watashi wa Manzanar: Continuing Our Civil Rights Legacy is the theme for the 46th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, sponsored by the Manzanar Committee, scheduled for 12:00 PM PDT on Saturday, April 25, 2015, 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).

Watashi wa (pronounced “wah-tah-she wah”) is Japanese for “I am.”

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2014 Manzanar At Dusk: College-Age Youth Taking Charge

A diverse crowd, in terms of ethnicity, gender, age and experiences, come together each year
at the Manzanar At Dusk program.
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Photo: Gann Matsuda/Manzanar Committee

PILGRIMAGE: Seats still available on bus to 45th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage from Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES — College students will once again take the lead role during the 2014 Manzanar At Dusk program, sponsored by the Manzanar Committee, scheduled from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the Lone Pine High School gymnasium, located at 538 South Main Street (US Highway 395), in Lone Pine, California, across the street from McDonald’s (see map below).

The Manzanar At Dusk program follows the 45th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, scheduled for 12:00 PM that same day, at the Manzanar National Historic Site, between the towns of Lone Pine and Independence, approximately 230 miles north of Los Angeles (see map below).

Manzanar At Dusk is co-sponsored by the Nikkei Student Unions at Cal State Fullerton (CSUF), Cal State Long Beach, Cal Poly Pomona, the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

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Manzanar National Historic Site Hosts Special Events, April 26-28, 2013

The following is a press release from the National Park Service.


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INDEPENDENCE, CA — Manzanar National Historic Site invites the public to participate in a weekend of special activities surrounding the Manzanar Committee’s 44th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage. Visitors are invited to experience art, music, dance, talks, and more. All events are free.

On Friday, April 26, the Friends of Eastern California Museum will host a public reception from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Eastern California Museum. Located at 155 Grant Street in Independence, the museum’s exhibits include Shiro and Mary Nomura’s Manzanar collection, a centennial retrospective on the Los Angeles Aqueduct, the Norman Clyde exhibit, and the Anna and O.K. Kelly Gallery of Native American Life. The Eastern California Museum is open daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (see map below).

Friday and Saturday, the hours of operation for the Manzanar Visitor Center will be extended to 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM. The center offers extensive exhibits and an award-winning film, as well as special Junior Ranger activities for kids. The Manzanar History Association will host book signings by Manzanar to Mount Whitney: The Life and Times of a Lost Hiker author Hank Umemoto on Saturday and Sunday, as well as the annual Selected Artists from the Henry Fukuhara Annual Alabama Hills and Manzanar Workshop art show and sale, which runs through May 18 (click on image below to download a printable flyer).

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