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, is a two-day, intensive, experiential, place-based learning experience about the unjust incarceration of over 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans during World War II, held at the Manzanar National Historic Site.

This year’s program, which is in its sixth year, returned to Manzanar after two years of being held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and from all indications, it was a great success, and that was, in no small part, due to the active, inspired participation by our students. Thank you, Katari students, for making this year’s program a tremendous success. We hope you learned a lot and that you’ll pass what you learned on to others!

Below are photographs from the weekend.

2022-23 Katari Program

105 photos. ©2022 Manzanar Committee. All rights reserved. Click on any photo to view a larger image.

2022-23 Katari Program

24 photos ©2022 by Rose Masters. All rights reserved. Click on any photo to view a larger image.

The 2022-23 Katari program was funded, in part, by the George and Sakaye Aratani CARE Award from the UCLA Asian American Studies Center.

Katari Program Needs Your Support

Katari, which means, to “tell stories” in Japanese, is a self-sustaining educational project that is working to bridge the generation gap that has made it much more difficult for young Japanese Americans to teach others about the unjust incarceration of over 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans in American concentration camps, and other confinement sites, during World War II. Teaching others about this subject is absolutely critical given the current political climate.

We need your support to raise the funds necessary to defray the costs of lodging, meals, and transportation from the Los Angeles area to the Manzanar National Historic Site in California’s Eastern Sierra/Payahüünadü (Owens Valley). You can donate to our Katari program by sending a check to the Manzanar Committee, 1566 Curran Street, Los Angeles, California, 90026-2036. Please be sure to write “Katari” in the memo line on your check. Thank you!

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