We Have A Duty To Them To Keep Their Stories Alive

Editor’s Note: The following is the final installment in our series of reflection pieces written by our students who visited the Manzanar National Historic Site back in November 2018, part of a two-day, interactive, intensive, placed-based learning experience about Japanese American Incarceration. To learn more about this critical educational project targeting college students, please check... Continue Reading →

“Little Did I Know…” A Reflection on a Two-Day Learning Experience at Manzanar

Editor’s Note: The following is the fourth installment of reflection pieces written by our students who visited the Manzanar National Historic Site back in November 2018, part of a two-day, interactive, intensive, placed-based learning experience about Japanese American Incarceration. To learn more about this critical educational project targeting college students, please check out: Katari: Keeping... Continue Reading →

From San Diego to Manzanar: Two Reflections On Experiencing The History

Editor’s Note: We are in the process of publishing reflection pieces written by our students who visited the Manzanar National Historic Site back in November 2018, part of a two-day, interactive, intensive, placed-based learning experience about Japanese American Incarceration. This installment features thoughts from two of our students. To learn more about this critical educational... Continue Reading →

Family History Rooted in Japanese American Experience

Editor’s Note: Over the next week or two, we will be publishing reflection pieces written by our students who visited the Manzanar National Historic Site back in November 2018, part of a two-day, intensive, placed-based learning experience about Japanese American Incarceration. To learn more about this critical educational project targeting college students, please check out:... Continue Reading →

Two Reflections on Visiting The Manzanar National Historic Site

Editor’s Note: Moet Kurakata and Lauren Matsumoto were participants in the Manzanar Committee’s pilot project, Keeping Japanese American Incarceration Stories Alive, which took a group of college students to the Manzanar National Historic Site for a two-day, intensive, placed-based learning experience about the unjust incarceration of Japanese and Japanese Americans in concentration camps during World... Continue Reading →

Memory Transfer

by Brian Kohaya This tryptic features Pat Sakamoto, a former Manzanar incarceree, and Lauren Matsumoto, a granddaughter of former incarcerees. In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which forced 120,000 people of Japanese descent to incarceration camps spread throughout the United States. A few months later, Pat was born. She grew up... Continue Reading →

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