BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20100424T000000Z DTEND:20100424T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<strong>41st Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage Scheduled For Saturday\ , April 24\, 2010<a href=" t-annual-manzanar-pilgrimage-scheduled-for-april-24-2010"></a></strong>\n< strong>PILGRIMAGE: Bus Transportation Available From Los Angeles</strong>\ n\nLOS ANGELES &mdash\; <em>Civil Rights: Unfinished Business</em> is the theme for the <strong>41st Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage</strong>\, sponsored by the Los Angeles-based <a href="" targ et="_blank">Manzanar Committee</a>\, scheduled for 12:00 PM PDT on Saturda y\, April 24\, 2010\, at the <a href="">Manzanar Na tional Historic Site</a>\, <a href=" +National+Historic+Site&amp\;hl=en&amp\;cd=2&amp\;ei=nRWrS7z4IpeQsAPxv7CHB Q&amp\;sig2=dvy-lzO0cz8CWDARLtQuOA&amp\;ie=UTF8&amp\;view=map&amp\;cid=744 8099069060486244&amp\;iwloc=A&amp\;ved=0CBoQpQY&amp\;sa=X" target="_blank" >located on US Highway 395 in California&rsquo\;s Owens Valley</a>\, betwe en the towns of Lone Pine and Independence\, approximately 230 miles north of Los Angeles.\n\nEach year\, over 1\,000 people from diverse backgroun ds\, including students\, teachers\, community members\, clergy and former internees\, attend the Pilgrimage\, which commemorates the unjust impriso nment of over 110\,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry in ten American conc entration camps located in the most desolate\, isolated regions of the Uni ted States. Manzanar was the first of these camps to be established.\n\nTh e afternoon program\, held at the Manzanar cemetery site\, will begin with a performance by <strong><a href=" " target="_blank">UCLA Kyodo Taiko</a></strong>\, the first collegiate tai ko group in North America.\n\nThe featured speaker at this year&rsquo\;s P ilgrimage is former Heart Mountain internee and draft resister <strong>Tak ashi &ldquo\;Tak&rdquo\; Hoshizaki</strong>\, who is active with the <a hr ef="" target="_blank">Heart Mountain Wyoming F oundation</a>\, a non-profit organization that is working to establish an Interpretive Learning Center at the site of the Heart Mountain concentrati on camp near Powell\, Wyoming.\n\nThe afternoon program will conclude with the traditional interfaith service and Ondo dancing.\n\nIn addition to th e daytime program\, the Pilgrimage continues that evening with the popula r <strong>Manzanar At Dusk</strong> (MAD) program\, co-sponsored by the <a href="" target="_blank">Lone Pine Unified Schoo l District</a> and <a href="" target= "_blank">Lone Pine High School</a>\, scheduled from 5:00 PM to 7:45 PM at the Lone Pine High School gymnasium\, located at 538 South Main Street (US Highway 395)\, in Lone Pine\, nine miles south of the Manzanar National H istoric Site\, across the street from McDonald&rsquo\;s.\n\nMAD participan ts will have the opportunity to interact with former internees in attendan ce to hear their personal stories and discuss the relevance of the concent ration camp experience to present-day events and issues.\n\nA panel discus sion\, small group discussions and an open mic session will provide MAD pa rticipants the opportunity to interact with former internees in attendance to hear their personal stories. Participants will also be able to share t heir own experiences and discuss the relevance of the concentration camp e xperience to present-day events and issues.\n\nThe Manzanar Committee has also announced that bus transportation to the Pilgrimage will be available from Los Angeles.\n\nTwo air conditioned buses will depart from <strong>M aryknoll Japanese Catholic Center</strong>\, <a href=" om/maps?f=q&amp\;source=s_q&amp\;hl=en&amp\;geocode=&amp\;q=222+South+Hewi tt+Street\,+Los+Angeles\,+90012&amp\;sll=34.046472\,-118.236108&amp\;sspn= 0.010881\,0.020149&amp\;ie=UTF8&amp\;hq=&amp\;hnear=222+S+Hewitt+St\,+Los+ Angeles\,+California+90012&amp\;ll=34.047432\,-118.235936&amp\;spn=0.01081 \,0.020149&amp\;z=16" target="_blank">222 South Hewitt Street\, Los Angele s\, 90012</a>\, at 7:00 AM on April 24. They will arrive at the Manzanar N ational Historic Site at approximately 11:30 AM. Free\, all-day parking is available at Maryknoll.\n\nBoth buses will take participants to the Inter pretive Center at the Manzanar National Historic Site after the afternoon program. The early return bus will leave Manzanar at 4:30 PM\, returning t o Los Angeles at approximately 8:30 PM.\n\nThose wishing to attend the Man zanar At Dusk program should reserve a spot on the late return bus\, which will depart the Interpretive Center at 4:30 PM as well\, but will then ta ke participants to Lone Pine High School for the MAD program.\n\nThe late return bus will depart for Los Angeles immediately following the MAD event \, arriving in Los Angeles around midnight.\n\nBus reservations are now be ing accepted from members of the general public on a first-come\, first-se rved basis. For further information or to make a reservation\, call (323) 662-5102 or send e-mail to 41stpilgrimage -at- The non-refundable fare is $40.00 per seat.\n\nPilgrimage participants are adv ised bring their own lunch\, drinks and snacks as there are no facilities to purchase food at the Manzanar National Historic Site (restaurants and f ast food outlets are located in Lone Pine and Independence). Water will be provided at the site.\n\nBoth the daytime program and the Manzanar At Dus k event are free and open to the public.\n\nThe Manzanar Committee is dedi cated to educating and raising public awareness about the incarceration an d violation of civil rights of persons of Japanese ancestry during World W ar II and to the continuing struggle of all peoples when Constitutional ri ghts are in danger. A non-profit organization that has sponsored the annua l Manzanar Pilgrimage since 1969\, along with other educational programs\, the Manzanar Committee has also played a key role in the establishment an d continued development of the Manzanar National Historic Site. For more i nformation\, call (323) 662-5102\, send e-mail to 41stpilgrimage -at- manz or check their blog at <a href="http://blog.manzanarcomm" target="_blank"></a>.\n\n-30- SUMMARY:41st Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage URL:/en/events/2010/04/24/41st-annual-manzanar-pilgrimage/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR