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Following a bit later in the day after the annual Manzanar Pilgrimage is the Manzanar At Dusk program, an interactive event in which participants can hear first-hand stories from those who were incarcerated in America’s concentration camps during World War II, and talk about the issues surrounding that experience and their relevance to what’s happening in our communities today.
The following are some of the sights from the 2016 Manzanar At Dusk program, April 30, 2016.
Manzanar At Dusk is co-sponsored by the Nikkei Student Unions at California State University, Long Beach, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of California, San Diego.
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LOS ANGELES — UCLA Kyodo Taiko and Daion Taiko will perform at the 47th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, sponsored by the Manzanar Committee, on Saturday, April 30, 2016, 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).
Cultural performances, including UCLA Kyodo Taiko, begin at 11:30 AM PDT, while the main portion of the program starts at 12:00 PM.
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 incarceration of over 110,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry in ten American concentration camps, and other confinement sites, located in the most desolate, isolated regions of the United States, during World War II. Manzanar was the first of the American concentration camps to be established.