2020 Virtual Manzanar Pilgrimage – WATCH HERE

For 2020, given the stay-at-home and social/physical distancing requirements throughout the country due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic, the traditional 51st Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, where thousands of people gather at the Manzanar National Historic Site on the last Saturday in April, was cancelled. That is, the traditional Manzanar Pilgrimage has been cancelled. As such, the... 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 Minidoka Pilgrimage Cancelled

The following is a statement from the Minidoka Pilgrimage Planning Committee. The Minidoka Pilgrimage Planning Committee has decided to cancel the 2020 Minidoka Pilgrimage that was scheduled to take place July 9-12, 2020, due to the ongoing health situation created by the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). We take the health and well-being... Continue Reading →

Manzanar National Historic Site Closes Visitor Center, Block 14 Structures Due To COVID-19 Virus-Related Precautions

The following is a press release from the National Park Service. MANZANAR NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE is modifying operations to implement latest health guidance. INDEPENDENCE, CA — Manzanar National Historic Site is taking proactive steps to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local and state authorities... Continue Reading →

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