Uninc Inyo County, CA 93526
Phone: (760) 878-2194 ext. 2710
Location Website: Click to Visit
The annual Manzanar Pilgrimage is held every year on the last Saturday of April at the northwest corner of the former camp site, near the cemetery monument. Each year, over 1,000 people from diverse backgrounds, including students, teachers, community members, clergy and former incarcerees attend the Pilgrimage, which commemorates the unjust imprisonment of over 110,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry in ten American concentration camps, located in the most desolate, isolated regions of the United States. Manzanar was the first of these camps to be established.
The Manzanar National Historic site is approximately 210 miles north of Los Angeles, along Highway 395 and takes approximately 4 1/2 hours driving time.
Manzanar is located between Lone Pine and Independence. It is on the west side of Highway 395, approximately 9 miles north of Lone Pine on your left. You will notice two stone houses.
Pilgrimage participants are advised to bring their own lunch, drinks and snacks, as there are no facilities to purchase food at the Manzanar National Historic Site (restaurants and fast food outlets are located in Lone Pine and Independence, which are nearby). Water will be provided at the site.
April 28, 2018 - Saturday
Scheduled (Check Web Site)
11:30 am: Cultural Performance perform
12:00 Noon: Day Program: Speakers, Interfaith Memorial Service, Ondo dance
5:00 pm: Manzanar at Dusk: An inter-generational event to share experiences and stories. Walking tours - Interpretive Center Exhibits
Bus Transportation - From Little Toko and Gardena
Bus transportation to the Pilgrimage will be available from Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo and Gardena.
1) The Little Tokyo bus, sponsored by the Manzanar Committee, will depart at 7:00 AM, arriving at the Pilgrimage at approximately 11:30 AM, and will also take participants to the visitors center at the Manzanar National Historic Site following the afternoon program. The bus should arrive back in Los Angeles at approximately 8:30 PM.
Reservations for the Little Tokyo bus will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The non-refundable fare is $40.00 per seat, $20.00 for students (proof of student status required). Complimentary fares are available for those who were incarcerated at any of the former American concentration camps or other confinement sites during World War II.
2) The bus from Gardena is sponsored by the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute. Information on their bus to the Manzanar Pilgrimage can be found on their web site at https://gvjci.wufoo.com/forms/manzanar-pilgrimage-2018, or by calling their offices at (310) 324-6611.
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Saturday, 28 April, 2018
ContactPhone: (323) 662-5102
Location Website: Click to Visit
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