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Following the recent shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Retired General Wesley Clark was on MSNBC where he called for incarcerating "radicalized" Muslims in World War II-style camps, referring to the American concentration camps in which over 110,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry were unjustly incarcerated.

Clark essentially called for incarcerating people based on their beliefs, which would be a gross violation of our Constitution rights.

The Manzanar Committee rejects General Clark's statements out of hand. For more...
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In a landmark decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled that laws restricting marriage to a union between a man and a woman, as well as laws preventing states from recognizing same sex marriages performed in other states, are unconstitutional.

In his dissenting opinion, Justice Clarence Thomas justified his dissent from the majority opinion of the Court, in part, by stating that those Japanese Americans who were unjustly incarcerated in American concentration camps during World War II did not lose their dignity at the hands of the government.

Really?

Here's what we think about Justice Thomas' remarks...
LOS ANGELES — On June 26, the United States Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Obergefell, et al. v. Hodges, Director, Ohio Department of Health, et al., that laws restricting marriage to a union bet...
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The National Park Service is working on a new brochure for the Manzanar National Historic Site, and YOU are invited to review the draft and submit comments that will be taken into consideration for the finalized brochure.

You can download the draft brochure and find all the details here:
The following is a press release from the Manzanar National Historic Site. INDEPENDENCE, CA — Each year, approximately 80,000 people visit Manzanar National Historic Site, and they receive an...
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Want to help with an archeological dig at Manzanar National Historic Site? If that sounds boring, trust us...it isn't...check it out...
The following is a press release from the National Park Service. INDEPENDENCE, CA — The public is invited to join National Park Service staff in historic preservation work at Manzanar July 2 ...
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Almost two weeks ago, we released an amateur photo essay from the 46th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage. But now it's time to shine the spotlight on professional photographers, Mark Kirchner and Geri Ferguson, who have, once again, generously provided us with   over 100 gorgeous photos, vividly capturing the sights from the 46th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage.

Enjoy the photos and please let us know what you think by leaving a comment here
We are, once again, honored and privileged to feature the tremendous photographs of professional photographers Mark Kirchner and Geri Ferguson in our official photo essay from the 46th Annual Manza...
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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 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.

This year's event, held at Lone Pine High School, about nine miles south of the Manzanar National Historic Site, was one of our best in many years. We hope you were there to experience it! If not, and even if you were, here are some of the sights from this year's event...
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 inc...
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Yeah, we're more than a couple of months removed from the 46th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage and the 2015 Manzanar At Dusk program, which were held on April 25, 2015. Despite that, those who participated continue to share their thoughts and reflections on their experiences from that day.

In this post, Rena Ogino, now the President of the UCSD Nikkei Student Union, shared her thoughts, including why she got so emotional during the open mic session at Manzanar At Dusk.

This is a must-read!
by Rena Ogino The 46th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage on April 25, 2015, was my third Pilgrimage and my first with the UCSD Nikkei Student Union as a second year student. As a shin-Nisei (second genera...
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Jon Klusmire penned this story for the Inyo Register (reprinted with permission) about how individuals and organizations from the Owens Valley joined with the Manzanar Committee to fight against the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and their Southern Owens Valley Solar Ranch, which would have forever marred the Manzanar National Historic Site's viewshed...
The following was originally published in the June 2, 2015 edition of the Inyo Register. It is reprinted here with permission. by Jon Klusmire Special to the Inyo Register INDEPENDENCE, CA — ...
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The Manzanar National Historic Site will feature the art of  Chiura Obata, a first-generation Japanese American who was incarcerated during World War II, first at Tanforan racetrack and then at the Topaz concentration camp. The program features his granddaughter, author and historian Kimi Kodani Hill.
The following is an invitation from the Manzanar National Historic Site. Please join us at Manzanar National Historic Site at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 27, 2015, for a special program, The Life an...
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Young people from diverse backgrounds have become an integral part of the Manzanar Pilgrimage, and especially the Manzanar At Dusk program, held each year, a few hours after the afternoon Pilgrimage.

Some of these young people have agreed to share their perspectives on what they experienced during the 46th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage and the 2015 Manzanar At Dusk program. Starting us off is Kelsey Nakamura of the UCSD Nikkei Student Union...
Kelsey Nakamura, President of the UCSD Nikkei Student Union, participated in her first Manzanar Pilgrimage and Manzanar At Dusk program on April 25, 2015. She shared her perspectives with us here. ...
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Florin Japanese American Citizens League, CAIR Sacramento Valley Members Allege Racism, Denial of Service At Bishop, California Bowling Alley During 2015 Manzanar Pilgrimage Weekend:
The following is a letter sent by representatives of the Florin chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League and the Council on American Islamic Relations - Sacramento Valley. May 13, 2015 Mr. ...
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Our official photo essay from the 46th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage from professional photographers Mark Kirchner and Geri Ferguson is forthcoming. But for now, here is a less-than-professional photo essay from the Pilgrimage for your enjoyment.

You can also view and download a copy of our 36-page, full color printed program here...
In many respects, the 46th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage on April 25, 2015, at the Manzanar National Historic Site, was a resounding success, enjoyed by approximately 1,500 participants. Whether it wa...
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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.