BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.1682@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20090425T000000Z DTEND:20090425T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Contact: Gann Matsuda\nVoice: (310) 825-2488\nE-mail: publicrel ations -at- manzanarcommittee.org\n\nMarch 25\, 2009\n\nFOR IMMEDIATE RELE ASE\n\nLOS ANGELES -- The 40th Manzanar Pilgrimage\, sponsored by the Los Angeles-based Manzanar Committee\, is scheduled for 12:00 PM PDT on Saturd ay\, April 25\, 2009\, at the Manzanar National Historic Site\, located on US Highway 395 in California's Owens Valley\, between the towns of Lone P ine and Independence\, approximately 230 miles north of Los Angeles.\n\nEa ch year\, hundreds of students\, teachers\, community members\, clergy and former internees attend the Pilgrimage. Planning continues for the aftern oon event as well as for the Manzanar At Dusk program\, scheduled for 5:00 PM that same evening at the Lone Pine High School Gymnasium\, located app roximately nine miles south of the Manzanar National Historic Site.\n\n"Ov er the years thousands have journeyed to Manzanar to honor those incarcera ted in America's concentration camps\," said Bruce Embrey\, Co-Chair\, Man zanar Committee. "For forty years\, the Manzanar Pilgrimage has been held to remember\, to honor and to demand that our government never violate any one's constitutional rights."\n\n"The Pilgrimage has been an event for you ng and old to remember and to remind us that we all must remain vigilant t o defend the constitutional rights of all people\," added Embrey.\n \nFurt her details about the Pilgrimage and the Manzanar At Dusk program\, which are funded in part by the Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Community Outreach P rogram Fund\, will be announced at a later date.\n\nBus transportation to the Pilgrimage will be available from Los Angeles\, departing at 7:00 AM o n April 25\, arriving at the Manzanar National Historic Site at approximat ely 11:00 AM.\n\nThe early return bus departs from the site at 4:30 PM\, r eturning to Los Angeles at approximately 8:30 PM. The second bus departs a fter the Manzanar At Dusk program\, and arrives in Los Angeles around midn ight.\n\nReservations are now being accepted from members of the general p ublic on a first-come\, first-served basis. For further information or to make a reservation\, call (323) 662-5102 or send e-mail to 40thbuses -at- manzanarcommittee.org. The non-refundable fare is $30.00 per seat if reser ved by April 11 or $40.00 after that date. Parking is available for an add itional $6.00.\n\nPilgrimage participants are advised bring their own lunc h\, drinks and snacks as there are no facilities to purchase food at the M anzanar National Historic Site (restaurants and fast food outlets are loca ted in Lone Pine and Independence\, which are nearby). Water will be provi ded at the site.\n\nThe Manzanar Committee is dedicated to educating and r aising public awareness about the incarceration and violation of civil rig hts of persons of Japanese ancestry during World War II and to the continu ing struggle of all peoples when Constitutional rights are in danger. A no n-profit organization that has sponsored the annual Manzanar Pilgrimage si nce 1969\, along with other educational programs\, the Manzanar Committee has also played a key role in the establishment and continued development of the Manzanar National Historic Site. For more information\, call (323) 662-5102 or check their web site at http://www.manzanarcommittee.org and t heir blog at http://blog.manzanarcommittee.org.\n\n-30- SUMMARY:40th Manzanar Pilgrimage Set for April 25: Bus Transportation Avail able From Los Angeles URL:/en/events/2009/04/25/40th-manzanar-pilgrimage-set-for-april-25-bus-tra n/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR