JANM President/CEO Ann Burroughs To Be Keynote Speaker at 49th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage

Japanese American National Museum President and CEO Ann Burroughs, shown here during the 2018 Los Angeles Day of Remembrance
Program on February 17, 2018, at JANM in Los Angeles.
Photo: Gann Matsuda/Manzanar Committee
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LOS ANGELES — Ann Burroughs, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) will be the keynote speaker at the 49th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, sponsored by the Manzanar Committee, on 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).

Karen Umemoto, Ph.D., the new Director of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center, will also speak.

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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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2012 Day of Remembrance In Los Angeles: 70 Years After E.O. 9066: Defending Our Civil Liberties – February 18, 2012

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The following is a press release from Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress, the Pacific Southwest District of the Japanese American Citizens League, the Japanese American National Museum, and the Manzanar Committee.


LOS ANGELES — The 2012 Day of Remembrance (DOR), 70 Years After E.O. 9066: Defending Our Civil Liberties, will include a special salute to the late Gordon Hirabayashi, who resisted the U.S. Government’s unfair curfew and forced exclusion of people of Japanese ancestry during World War II, as part of the community program set for Saturday, February 18, at 2:00 PM. at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM). The program, which is organized by Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress (NCRR), the Pacific Southwest District of the Japanese American Citizens League (PSW-JACL), the Manzanar Committee and JANM, is free, but the Museum is asking attendees to “pay what you can” to help defray logistics costs. Read more of this post

Future Of The Nikkei Community, Not Just The Manzanar And Tule Lake Pilgrimages, Was The Topic Of JANM Event – VIDEO

PILGRIMAGES: After talking about the origins, history, and the status of the present-day Manzanar and Tule Lake Pilgrimages, the focus of an October 8, 2011 event at the Japanese American National Museum turned to the future of both pilgrimages, along with that of Japanese American community organizations.


Tule Lake Committee members Barbara Takei (left) and Stan Shikuma (right)
were panelists during an event discussing the origins, history and
future of the Manzanar and Tule Lake Pilgrimages at the
Japanese American National Museum on October 8, 2011.
Photo: Gann Matsuda

LOS ANGELES — Panelists representing the Manzanar and Tule Lake Pilgrimages, along with students, primarily from the University of California, Los Angeles, discussed the origins, history and future of both pilgrimages during Community Builders: Japanese American Activism, 1960-1980 (Part 1), an event sponsored by the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) on October 8. Read more of this post