Manzanar Revolt: Every Story Matters

Featured Photo: A funeral is held on December 21, 1942 for James Ito and Jim Kanagawa, both shot by soldiers as they gathered in a crowd on December 6, 1942 at Manzanar (Nagatomi Family Collection/National Park Service). This past Saturday, April 24, was our virtual 52nd Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage. As has been our tradition for... Continue Reading →

The 2020-21 Katari Program “Was My Next Significant Step in Learning About the Japanese American Experience and My Own Identity”

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 →

Manzanar Committee Announces 6th Annual Sue Kunitomi Embrey Student Awards Program

LOS ANGELES — On February 15, the Manzanar Committee announced their Sixth 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 program, which was previously... Continue Reading →

2020-21 Katari Program: “We Should Band Together and Stand in Solidarity With Groups Who Face Similar Discrimination and Harassment”

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 →

2020-21 Katari Program Taught “Stories and Lessons That I Will Carry on for the Rest of My Life, and Pass Them Down to Others”

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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