Manzanar Committee Lauds Ranger Rose Masters, Recipient of National Park Service’s 2019 Freeman Tilden Award

LOS ANGELES — The Manzanar Committee, sponsors of the annual Manzanar Pilgrimage going on 51 years, as well as the Manzanar At Dusk program since 1997, congratulates Manzanar National Historic Site Ranger Rose Masters on being named as one of the recipients of the National Park Service’s (NPS) 2019 regional Freeman Tilden Award. The award,... Continue Reading →

125,000 Paper Cranes to Washington, D.C. in June 2020 for Tsuru for Solidarity’s “National Pilgrimage to Close the Camps”

The following is a press release from Tsuru for Solidarity. The Manzanar Committee is a partner/endorsing organization. Japanese Americans from across the country will gather next spring in Washington, D.C., June 5-7, 2020, for a National Pilgrimage to Close the Camps. We plan to bring 125,000 paper cranes, or tsuru, as expressions of solidarity with... Continue Reading →

Statement by Satsuki Ina on Federal Regulation to Permit Indefinite Detention of Migrant Children

The following is a statement by Satsuki Ina, co-leader of Tsuru for Solidarity. “The Trump Administration announced new regulations...that would remove the Flores settlement’s protections for child welfare, permitting indefinite detention of migrant children and families with minimal oversight,” said Satsuki Ina, co-leader of Tsuru for Solidarity. “The administration claims that stripping away the current... Continue Reading →

50th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage – Official Photo Essay

Even though we published photographs of the 50th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage shortly after the event was held (April 27, 2019), we’re finally publishing our official photo essay from the event, featuring the stunning photographs by professional photographers Geri Ferguson and Mark Kirchner. Mark and Geri have generously provided photographs of the Manzanar Pilgrimage to us... Continue Reading →

PROTEST: Little Tokyo-Aligned Groups Unite in Opposition to Use of Fort Sill as Detention Center – In Photos

On June 27, 2019, community organizations including East West Players, Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, Japanese American National Museum (JANM), Little Tokyo Service Center, Manzanar Committee, Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress, Nikkei Progressives, Tuesday Night Project, Tuna Canyon Detention Station Coalition, Vigilant Love, and Visual Communications sponsored a rally at JANM in Los... Continue Reading →

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