“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 →

Three Reflections on a Weekend at the Manzanar National Historic Site

Editor’s Note: The following is the third 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. This installment features thoughts from three of our students. To learn more about this critical educational... 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 →

Katari Students’ Trip To Manzanar National Historic Site, November 3-4, 2018 – In Photos

During the weekend of November 3-4, 2018, the Manzanar Committee, in partnership with the National Park Service staff at Manzanar National Historic Site, hosted eight students from the Nikkei Student Unions at California State University, Fullerton, California State University, Long Beach, the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of California, San Diego in... 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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