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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Reception For Unveiling of Hatsuko Mary Higuchi’s Painting, “E Pluribus Unum” Scheduled For May 12, 2011

The following is an announcement from California State University, Dominguez Hills.


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On May 12, 2011, 6 – 7:30 PM, you are invited to a reception to unveil Hatsuko Mary Higuchi’s commissioned painting for the 50th Anniversary of CSU Dominguez Hills, E Pluribus Unum, on the fifth floor of the new South Wing of the University Library. Autographed posters of the painting will be available.

There will also be a book reading and signing by Dr. Don Hata of the new fourth edition of Hata & Hata, Japanese Americans And World War II: Mass Removal, Imprisonment, And Redress. Higuchi’s award-winning painting, Executive Order 9066—Series 4 is on the front cover. Read more of this post

A Step Forward For Japanese Latin American Commission Legislation

The following is a press release from the Campaign For Justice – Los Angeles.


WASHINGTON, D.C — The House Judiciary Committee scheduled a hearing on H.R. 662 for July 31, 2008, marking a momentous step towards the establishment of a commission that will investigate the internment of over 2,200 persons of Japanese ancestry from thirteen Latin American countries by the U.S. Government during World War II. Read more of this post