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Representing the younger generation, former UCSD Nikkei Student Union President Julia Teranishi spoke at the 46th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, and invited everyone to join us for the Manzanar At Dusk program following the Pilgrimage that evening, just down the highway at Lone Pine High School...
Following shortly after the annual Manzanar Pilgrimage each year is the Manzanar At Dusk program, an interactive event in which participants can hear first-hand stories from those who were incarcer...
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Born behind barbed wire at the Tule Lake Segregation Center, Dr. Satsuki Ina, now a leader in the Tule Lake Committee and the producer of two films on the Japanese American Incarceration experience, delivered a powerful, moving and thought-provoking keynote speech at the 46th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage on April 25, 2015.

In case you missed it, or even if you didn't, you can read her remarks here... 
The following is the keynote speech by Dr. Satsuki Ina at the 46th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, held on April 25, 2015, at the Manzanar National Historic Site. What an amazing theme for this 46th Ma...
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As we announced on April 12, the Manzanar Committee will honor Rev. Paul Nakamura of Lutheran Oriental Church in Torrance, California as the 2015 recipient of the Sue Kunitomi Embrey Legacy Award.

For those attending the 46th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, you'll see a story about Rev. Paul and his contributions to the Manzanar Pilgrimage, the Manzanar Committee, and the redress and reparations movement. But two pages in a printed program simply wasn't enough to do justice to the Rev. Paul Nakamura Story, and it's not even close. As such, we're publishing an expanded, two-part series about Rev. Paul with a lot more of his incredible story, based on interviews with community activists with whom he worked hand-in-hand, and a lengthy interview with Rev. Paul himself.

We hope you'll read both stories, add your thoughts in the comments section at the bottom of each story, and if you have a message you'd like us to pass along to Rev. Paul, you can leave those as comments as well.

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The following is the final installment of a two-part series on Reverend Paul Nakamura, who will be the 2015 recipient of the Sue Kunitomi Embrey Legacy Award. An abbreviated version of this story a...
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The new Barracks Exhibit at Manzanar National Historic Site opened on April 16, 2015! This exhibit will show you what it was like to live in tarpapered barrack made from scrap lumber...the conditions were harsh, to say the least.

Here's more information along with a handful of photos...
The following is a press release from the National Park Service. INDEPENDENCE, CA — During World War II, more than 10,000 Japanese Americans coped with spartan living conditions at Manzanar. ...
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We join with the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation, along with many other community organizations and individuals who were able to get Rago Arts and Auctions to remove the 450 artifacts from the Japanese American Incarceration experience from an auction that was to be held on April 17.

Good news? Yes. However, there is still much work to do—the artifacts remain in the possession of the consignor and the auction house.

Here's more on the situation...
LOS ANGELES — On April 16, the Manzanar Committee, sponsors of the annual Manzanar Pilgrimage since 1969, and the more recent Manzanar At Dusk program, joined the Heart Mountain Wyoming Found...
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The Manzanar Committee vehemently opposes any effort to profit off of artifacts from the American concentration camps in which over 110,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry and their immigrant parents were unjustly incarcerated during World War II.

On April 17, 2015, Rago Arts and Auction will auction 450 artifacts from the camps, with no regard or respect for the people or the community affected, let alone the history. All they seem to care about is profit.

We call on Rago Arts and Auction to halt this auction and work with our community so that the artifacts in question may be used as originally intended...for educational purposes, not profit.

For more, including how you can help, check out:
LOS ANGELES — On April 12, the Manzanar Committee, sponsors of the annual Manzanar Pilgrimage since 1969, and the more recent Manzanar At Dusk program, denounced the April 17, 2015 auction by...
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The 46th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, held on April 25, 2015, at the Manzanar National Historic Site, featured two “Voices From Camp”—former incarcerees who spoke about their experiences behind the barbed wire, and beyond. First up is well-known artist and former Poston incarceree Hatsuko Mary Higuchi...
The 46th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, held on April 25, 2015, at the Manzanar National Historic Site, featured two “Voices From Camp”—former incarcerees who spoke about their exper...
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Members of the Manzanar Committee are all back home in Southern California after a long, hard weekend in the Owens Valley for the 46th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage and the 2015 Manzanar At Dusk Program on April 25.

In the coming days and weeks, we'll be publishing the text of most or all of the speeches delivered at the Pilgrimage, as well as photo essays from both events. A bit later down the road, we'll have video from both events as well.

To start things off, here's Manzanar Committee Co-Chair Bruce Embrey's closing remarks from the Pilgrimage...
The following are Manzanar Committee Co-Chair Bruce Embrey’s closing remarks at the 46th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, held on April 25, 2015, at the Manzanar National Historic Site. Today, we ...
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As we announced on April 12, the Manzanar Committee will honor Rev. Paul Nakamura of Lutheran Oriental Church in Torrance, California as the 2015 recipient of the Sue Kunitomi Embrey Legacy Award.

For those attending the 46th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, you'll see a story about Rev. Paul and his contributions to the Manzanar Pilgrimage, the Manzanar Committee, and the redress and reparations movement. But two pages in a printed program simply wasn't enough to do justice to the Rev. Paul Nakamura Story, and it's not even close. As such, we're publishing an expanded, two-part series about Rev. Paul with a lot more of his incredible story, based on interviews with community activists with whom he worked hand-in-hand, and a lengthy interview with Rev. Paul himself.

We hope you'll read both stories, add your thoughts in the comments section at the bottom of each story, and if you have a message you'd like us to pass along to Rev. Paul, you can leave those as comments as well.

Enjoy Part 1!
The following is Part 1 of a two-part series on Reverend Paul Nakamura, who will be the 2015 recipient of the Sue Kunitomi Embrey Legacy Award. An abbreviated version of this story appears in the p...
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Here's what the Manzanar National Historic Site has scheduled during Manzanar Pilgrimage weekend, April 24-26, 2015...
The following is a press release from the National Park Service. INDEPENDENCE, CA — The 46th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage coincides with National Park Week 2015 and the launch of the Find Your ...
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We're proud to announce that Rev. Paul T. Nakamura, pastor at Lutheran Oriental Church in Torrance, California, who organized the interfaith service at the annual Manzanar Pilgrimage for many years, and was a founding member of the National Coalition for Redress and Reparations, has been chosen as the 2015 recipient of the Sue Kunitomi Embrey 
PILGRIMAGE: Seats available on second bus from Downtown Los Angeles to 46th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, but are going fast. See below for details. LOS ANGELES — On April 12, the Manzanar Comm...
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Want to learn more about Manzanar and the Japanese American Incarceration experience? A great start is always to attend the annual Manzanar Pilgrimage.

But after the daytime Pilgrimage program, what if you're dying to learn more, and before you go home? Easy! Just be sure to attend the Manzanar At Dusk program that same evening! There, you'll be able to hear from some of the few former incarcerees who attend each year, and share experiences with others in a more intimate, interactive setting.

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PILGRIMAGE: Second bus from Downtown Los Angeles to 46th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage added due to popular demand. LOS ANGELES — Sharing stories and experiences from the unjust incarceration of...
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A non-profit organization that has sponsored the annual Manzanar Pilgrimage since 1969, along with other educational programs, the Manzanar Committee has also played a key role in the establishment and continued development of the Manzanar National Historic Site.
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The Manzanar Committee is dedicated to educating and raising public awareness about the incarceration and violation of civil rights of persons of Japanese ancestry during World War II and to the continuing struggle of all peoples when Constitutional rights are in danger.

A non-profit organization that has sponsored the annual Manzanar Pilgrimage since 1969, along with other educational programs, the Manzanar Committee has also played a key role in the establishment and continued development of the Manzanar National Historic Site. For more information, call (323) 662-5102 or check our web site at http://www.manzanarcommittee.org and our blog at http://blog.manzanarcommittee.org. You can also follow us on our Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/manzanarcomm, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ManzanarCommittee.