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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2013 Manzanar At Dusk – In Photographs

Photo: Gann Matsuda/Manzanar Committee

As stated in our post with photographs from the 44th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, held on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at the Manzanar National Historic Site, by all accounts, this year’s Pilgrimage was a huge success. But our events that day don’t end with the afternoon Pilgrimage program. Indeed, the annual Manzanar At Dusk program follows just a couple of hours later at Lone Pine High School, just south of the Manzanar National Historic Site, and this year’s event was also a big, big hit.

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2013 Manzanar At Dusk: College-Age Youth Taking Charge

PILGRIMAGE: Limited seats still available on bus to the Manzanar Pilgrimage from Los Angeles.

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

LOS ANGELES — College students will once again take the lead role during the 2013 Manzanar At Dusk program, sponsored by the Manzanar Committee, scheduled from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Saturday, April 27, 2013, 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 44th 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).

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2012 Manzanar Pilgrimage/Manzanar At Dusk: Passing Down The Importance

Carly Lindley (center), shown here facilitating one of the small group
discussions at the 2012 Manzanar At Dusk program, April 28, 2012,
at Lone Pine High School, Lone Pine, California.
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Photo: Gann Matsuda

by Carly Lindley

Ever since I returned to San Diego from my first Manzanar Pilgrimage in 2010, I have been waiting to go back.

My first experience was extremely eye opening, and it brought to life what my Grandpa Harry had told me about his life there. Seeing the snow capped mountains he saw, walking the dusty paths, I would imagine him walking, and feeling the heat for only a day that he had to Read more of this post