2022-23 Katari Program: Digging Deeper

Editor’s Note: Over the course of the next couple of months, college students who participated in our annual Katari: Keeping Japanese American Stories Alive program will share their thoughts here on our web site about their experiences in the two-day, intensive, immersive, place-based learning experience about the unjust incarceration of Japanese/Japanese Americans during World War... Continue Reading →

2022-23 Katari Program: A Story of Growth and Remembrance

Editor’s Note: Over the course of the next couple of months, college students who participated in our annual Katari: Keeping Japanese American Stories Alive program will share their thoughts here on our web site about their experiences in the two-day, intensive, immersive, place-based learning experience about the unjust incarceration of Japanese/Japanese Americans during World War... Continue Reading →

2022-23 Katari Program: Proud and Empowered

Editor’s Note: Over the course of the next couple of months, college students who participated in our annual Katari: Keeping Japanese American Stories Alive program will share their thoughts here on our web site about their experiences in the two-day, intensive, immersive, place-based learning experience about the unjust incarceration of Japanese/Japanese Americans during World War... Continue Reading →

2022-23 Katari Program: Personal Connections to Japanese American WWII Incarceration Not A Prerequisite

Editor’s Note: Over the course of the next couple of months, college students who participated in our annual Katari: Keeping Japanese American Stories Alive program will share their thoughts here on our web site about their experiences in the two-day, intensive, immersive, place-based learning experience about the unjust incarceration of Japanese/Japanese Americans during World War... Continue Reading →

Remembering Roger

by Barbara Takei The first book I read about Japanese American history was Roger Daniels’ book, The Politics of Prejudice: The Anti-Japanese Movement in California and the Struggle for Japanese Exclusion. It was 1966, and in my research as a college freshman it was the rare book on Japanese American history, one that began Roger’s... Continue Reading →

8th Annual Sue Kunitomi Embrey Student Awards Program for K-12 Students

LOS ANGELES – On December 4, the Manzanar Committee announced their Eighth Annual Sue Kunitomi Embrey Student Awards Program, a creative works program in which K-12 students may submit essays, short stories, poetry, works of art, including drawings, collages, posters, and works involving technology, including animation, podcasts, movies, or videos. The awards program, named after... Continue Reading →

2022-23 Katari Program – In Photos

During the November 12-13, 2022 weekend, 13 college students from six different Nikkei Student Unions participated in our annual Katari: Keeping Japanese American Stories Alive youth educational program. A joint program of the Manzanar Committee and the National Park Service staff at the Manzanar National Historic Site, Katari, which means “to tell stories” in Japanese,... Continue Reading →

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