2020-21 Katari Project: “While I Wish I Could Have Been There in Person, I Know I Had Still Had the Experience of a Lifetime”

Editor’s Note: The 2020-21 Katari program, which is usually held in early November at the Manzanar National Historic Site, had to be moved to an online format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the loss of the extremely important placed-based learning component of the program, by all accounts, it seems that we were able to... Continue Reading →

Leslie Aguilar Named Inaugural Recipient of Arnold Maeda Manzanar Pilgrimage Grant

The following is an article from the Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument Committee. by Phyllis Hayashibara, Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument Committee In December, 2020, the Manzanar Committee and the Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument (VJAMM) Committee announced Leslie Aguilar of Los Angeles, a recent graduate of UCLA, as the inaugural recipient of the Arnold... Continue Reading →

Towards a More Democratic Future

The following is an official statement of the Manzanar Committee. At the end of World War II, our community was at a crossroads. Faced with the monumental task of rebuilding lives after the so-called “resettlement,” Japanese Americans had to navigate relating to a country that had just locked them away for no other reason than... 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 →

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