2022-23 Katari Program: A Story of Growth and Remembrance

Editor’s Note: Over the course of the next couple of months, college students who participated in our annual Katari: Keeping Japanese American Stories Alive program will share their thoughts here on our web site about their experiences in the two-day, intensive, immersive, place-based learning experience about the unjust incarceration of Japanese/Japanese Americans during World War... Continue Reading →

Manzanar: My Grandma’s Past

As in 2020 and 2021, this year, the 53rd Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage was held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Likewise, our annual Katari program for college students was also forced to be held online the past two years. But this year, as conditions improved a bit, even though there was no live, in-person Pilgrimage... Continue Reading →

Manzanar, Diverted: When Water Becomes Dust Kicks Off Virtual Day of Action and National POV Broadcast

The following is a press release from Public Broadcasting System At the foot of the majestic snow-capped Sierras sits Manzanar, the site of the World War II concentration camp where 11,070 Japanese Americans were incarcerated from March 1942 to November 1945. This place is the confluence for memories of Payahüünadü, the now-parched “land of flowing... Continue Reading →

California Attorney General Rob Bonta Joins Speakers’ Lineup for 53rd Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage

LOS ANGELES — Rob Bonta, Attorney General, State of California, and Ann Burroughs, President/CEO of the Japanese American National Museum, will be featured speakers during the 53rd Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, to be held online, premiering at 12:00 PM PDT on Saturday, April 30, 2022, on the Manzanar Committee’s YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/user/manzanarcommittee. Bonta and Burroughs will... Continue Reading →

80 Years from Executive Order. 9066: Lessons Learned: 53rd Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage To Launch April 30

LOS ANGELES — Dale Minami, Fred Korematsu’s lead counsel in his 1983 coram nobis case, Alan Nishio, former Southern California Co-Chair of what was then the National Coalition for Redress and Reparations, Karen Umemoto, Director, UCLA Asian American Studies Center, UCLA Kyodo Taiko and Bonbu Stories will be featured during the 53rd Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage,... Continue Reading →

2021-22 Katari Program: Finally Learning More

Editor’s Note: The 2021-22 Katari program, held this year during the January 15-16, 2022 weekend, is usually held in early November at the Manzanar National Historic Site. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it had to be moved to an online format for the second consecutive year. Despite the loss of the extremely important placed-based... Continue Reading →

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