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 →

Manzanar Committee Stands with Indigenous Leaders and Other Concerned Inyo Country Residents to Oppose Open-Pit Mine

LOS ANGELES — On March 29, the Manzanar Committee announced that it has joined leaders from the Paiute, the Shoshone, the Timbisha Shoshone, and the Friends of the Inyo in opposing exploratory drilling and the proposed construction of an open-pit, cyanide heap leach mine at Conglomerate Mesa in Inyo County. The Manzanar Committee’s mission leads... Continue Reading →

Building the Future Through the Student Awards Program

The Manzanar Committee Student Awards Program recognizes students who demonstrate an understanding of the guiding principles of civil rights and social justice through their projects. We are proud to announce the winners of our Fifth Annual Student Awards Program. We particularly want to commend all our student participants, their families, and their hard-working teachers for... Continue Reading →

Four Reflections on Lane Hirabayashi

by Glen Kitayama I met Lane back in 1989, when I was a young graduate student at UCLA, working with NCRR (at the time, the National Coalition for Redress/Reparations; now Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress) and researching the Redress Movement. At the time, Lane was a professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder. As... Continue Reading →

Manzanar Committee Denounces Anti-Asian Racism, Xenophobia, Violence Fueled by COVID-19 Virus-Related Hysteria

LOS ANGELES — On March 20, the Manzanar Committee denounced the racism, xenophobia and violent attacks targeting Asians/Asian Americans resulting from COVID-19 virus-related hysteria, much of it fueled by President Donald Trump referring to the virus as the “China Virus” or the “Chinese Virus,” and his staff referring to it as the “Kung Flu,” despite... Continue Reading →

2020 Los Angeles Day of Remembrance – In Photos

The 2020 Los Angeles Day of Remembrance, held at the Japanese American National Museum, has come and gone. The Manzanar Committee is one of the event’s co-sponsors each year. Here is a relative handful of photographs from the program. 2020 Los Angeles Day of Remembrance 26 photos.©2020 Gann Matsuda/Manzanar Committee. All rights reserved. Duplication prohibited... Continue Reading →

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