MEDIA ADVISORY: 48th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage/2017 Manzanar At Dusk

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LOS ANGELES — The 48th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage is scheduled for Saturday, April 29, 2017, 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)..

UCLA Kyodo Taiko begins the Pilgrimage program at 11:30 AM PDT, while the main portion of the program begins at noon.

The popular Manzanar At Dusk program follows that same evening, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at the Lone Pine High School gymnasium, located at 538 South Main Street (U.S. Highway 395), in Lone Pine, nine miles south of the Manzanar National Historic Site, across the street from McDonald’s (see map below)..

For further details on these events, please follow our press releases on our blog, https://blog.manzanarcommittee.org.

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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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44th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage/2013 Manzanar At Dusk – On Video

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Photo: Gann Matsuda/Manzanar Committee

In case you missed it, or if you want to re-live the experience all over again, video from the 44th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, and the 2013 Manzanar At Dusk program is now available on our YouTube page.

The video of the 44th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, held at the Manzanar National Historic Site on April 27, 2013, includes the entire program, from UCLA Kyodo Taiko starting us off, to the interfaith service and Ondo dancing at the conclusion of the event.

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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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