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 →

My Experience at Manzanar

As in 2020 and 2021, this year, the 53rd Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage was held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Likewise, our annual Katari program for college students was also forced to be held online the past two years. But this year, as conditions improved a bit, even though there was no live, in-person Pilgrimage... Continue Reading →

Manzanar: My Grandma’s Past

As in 2020 and 2021, this year, the 53rd Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage was held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Likewise, our annual Katari program for college students was also forced to be held online the past two years. But this year, as conditions improved a bit, even though there was no live, in-person Pilgrimage... Continue Reading →

Manzanar, Diverted: When Water Becomes Dust Kicks Off Virtual Day of Action and National POV Broadcast

The following is a press release from Public Broadcasting System At the foot of the majestic snow-capped Sierras sits Manzanar, the site of the World War II concentration camp where 11,070 Japanese Americans were incarcerated from March 1942 to November 1945. This place is the confluence for memories of Payahüünadü, the now-parched “land of flowing... Continue Reading →

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