Manzanar Committee Expresses Grave Concerns Regarding Reports of Persons of Iranian Ancestry Being Detained By CBP

LOS ANGELES — On January 7, the Manzanar Committee, sponsors of the annual Manzanar Pilgrimage and Manzanar At Dusk programs, along with the Katari youth education/engagement project, expressed grave concerns regarding reports that the United States Customs and Border Patrol agency has detained persons of Iranian ancestry, including American citizens, at our nation’s borders—singling them... Continue Reading →

Skeletal Remains Found Near Mt. Williamson In Inyo County Positively Identified as Former Manzanar Incarceree Giichi Matsumura

The following is a joint press release from the Manzanar National Historic Site and the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office. INYO COUNTY, CA — On October 7, 2019, two hikers discovered human remains near the far side of the “Williamson Bowl,” above the sixth lake on Mount Williamson. Several attempts were made to recover the remains;... Continue Reading →

2019 Katari Project: Learning About Manzanar’s Orphanage Hit One Student “Really Hard”

Many people are unaware that even orphans were among the more than 120,000 Japanese/Japanese Americans who were unjustly incarcerated in American concentration camps, and other confinement sites, during World War II. Indeed, 101 orphans were rounded up and incarcerated, all of them at Manzanar’s Children’s Village. For one of the students who participated in the... Continue Reading →

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 →

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