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 →

Manzanar Committee To Host Book Signing Featuring New Book By Dr. Arthur Hansen About Manzanar “Riot,” Resistance by Japanese American WWII Incarcerees

LOS ANGELES — The Manzanar Committee will host a book signing event featuring Dr. Arthur A. Hansen, one of the leading scholars studying the unjust incarceration of over 120,000 Japanese/Japanese Americans during World War II, who will talk about his new book, Barbed Voices: Oral History, Resistance, and the World War II Japanese American Social... Continue Reading →

Manzanar Committee Denounces U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on President Trump’s Discriminatory Travel Ban

LOS ANGELES — On June 27, the Manzanar Committee repudiated the ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States in Trump v. Hawai’i, lifting the injunction on President Donald Trump’s travel ban. “We are outraged by the decision of the Supreme Court,” said Manzanar Committee Co-Chair Bruce Embrey. “This travel ban is fundamentally unconstitutional,... Continue Reading →

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