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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Film Excerpts To Be Screened in Little Tokyo To Commemorate 25th Anniversary of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988

The following is from Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress. The Manzanar Committee is a co-sponsor of this event.


Assistant Attorney General James Turner presents two Issei women
a Presidential apology and reparations of $20,000 for their wartime
incarceration. Photo taken at the Little Tokyo Towers in Los Angeles, 1990.
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Photo: Janice Iwanaga Yen/NCRR

LOS ANGELES — To celebrate the landmark passage of the Civil Liberties Act by the United States Congress in 1988, Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress (NCRR), along with community co-sponsors, invites the public to a free viewing of excerpts from six films on August 10, 2013. These films recall the profound impact that racism, incarceration, displacement and disruption had on Japanese Americans during World War II and the work that still needs to be done today.

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Karen Korematsu To Speak At 44th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage

PILGRIMAGE: Bus transportation from Los Angeles is still available, but seats are going fast.

Karen Korematsu.
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Photo: Carlo de la Cruz. Courtesy Karen Korematsu/Fred T. Korematsu Institute

LOS ANGELES — Karen Korematsu, co-founder of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education, will be the featured speaker at the 44th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, sponsored by the Manzanar Committee, scheduled for noon PDT on Saturday, April 27, 2013, 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).

Each year, over 1,000 people from diverse backgrounds, including students, teachers, community members, clergy and former incarcerees attend the Pilgrimage, which commemorates the unjust imprisonment of over 110,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry in ten American concentration camps located in the most desolate, isolated regions of the United States, during World War II. Manzanar was the first of these camps to be established.

This year’s Pilgrimage will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, which granted redress to Japanese Americans who were forcibly removed from their homes during World War II, or their immediate family.

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Manzanar Committee Statement On The Passing Of U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye

United States Senator Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii) died on December 17, 2012, due to respiratory complications.
He was 88 years old.
U.S. Senate Photo

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles-based Manzanar Committee wishes to express its deepest condolences to the family of United States Senator Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii), 88, who died on December 17 due to respiratory complications.

Inouye was recently hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, but indicated that his health was, “…for the most part, OK.” He added that he would return to his duties in the Senate as soon as possible.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) announced Inouye’s passing on the floor of the Senate.

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