Manzanar series

April 27, 2019 marks the 50th Manzanar Pilgrimage which will observe two anniversaries: the signing of Executive Order 9066 in 1942 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt that unlawfully incarcerated thousands of Japanese American citizens during WWII and the 27th anniversary of the establishment of the Manzanar National Historic Site in 1991 that reclaimed the truth of this shameful episode in American history. We mount a series of five events to interrogate this unjust incarceration, to reflect on its ongoing effects, but, most importantly, to learn from the past and arm ourselves with strategies to combat ongoing efforts to incarcerate all peoples now and in the future.

Sponsors: The Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies (IDAAS); The Claremont Colleges Library; the Dean of Faculty, Joseph Horsfall Johnson Public Event Fund, the Asian Studies Program, the Pacific Basin Institute (PBI), the Draper Center, the Asian American Resource Center (AARC), and the Departments of Environmental Analysis and History at Pomona College; the Center for Asian Pacific American Students (CAPAS) at Pitzer College; and EnviroLab Asia.