2022 Virtual Katari Program Is A Success

by Wendi Yamashita Over the January 15, 2022 weekend, the students who will be organizing the Manzanar At Dusk program participated in our Katari Program. Katari, which means “to tell stories” in Japanese, is two days of intensive, experiential, place-based learning about the unjust incarceration of over 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans during World War... Continue Reading →

Manzanar Committee Announces 7th Annual Sue Kunitomi Embrey Student Awards Program

LOS ANGELES — On October 30, the Manzanar Committee, sponsors of the annual Manzanar Pilgrimage and Manzanar At Dusk program, along with the youth education project, Katari: Keeping Japanese American Stories Alive, announced their Seventh Annual Sue Kunitomi Embrey Student Awards Program, a creative works program in which K-12 students may submit essays, short stories,... Continue Reading →

Help Manzanar National Historic Site Recover a Part of History

following is a press release from the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association. The Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association (ESIA) is seeking to raise $40,000 to help move an original War Relocation Authority administration apartment building back to the Manzanar National Historic Site. The apartment building, once part of what the Japanese American incarcerees called “Beverly Hills,” will... Continue Reading →

2020-21 Katari Program: “What Resonates With Me the Most Is the Refusal for This History to Be Forgotten, Erased, or Overlooked”

Editor’s Note: The 2020-21 Katari program, which is usually held in early November at the Manzanar National Historic Site, had to be moved to an online format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the loss of the extremely important placed-based learning component of the program, by all accounts, it seems that we were able to... Continue Reading →

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