Moet Kurakata

Moet Kurakata is a senior at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she is the Community Activities and Cultural Awareness Committee Chair of the Nikkei Student Union at UCLA.

Updated July 2018

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Three Reflections on Visiting The Manzanar National Historic Site

Erica Wei, Moet Kurakata, and Lauren Matsumoto were participants in the Manzanar Committee’s pilot project, Keeping Japanese American Incarceration Stories Alive, which took a group of college students to the Manzanar National Historic Site for a two-day, intensive, placed-based learning experience about the unjust incarceration of Japanese and Japanese Americans in concentration camps during World War II.

They shared the following reflections on what they experienced at Manzanar during those two days.

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Erica Wei

Leading up to the weekend of the Keeping Japanese American Incarceration Stories Alive trip to the Manzanar National Historic Site, I was actually very reluctant ...

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