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50th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage

Saturday, April 27, 2019
6:00am - 11:30pm PDT
Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) Plaza
244 South San Pedro Street (between 2nd and 3rd Streets) Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation - Los Angeles is proud to partner with Vigilant Love for the 50th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage



Sponsored by the Manzanar Committee


Join over 1,000 people from all walks of life in the Manzanar Committee’s half-century pilgrimage to Manzanar, the first of the American concentration camps in which more than 120,000 Japanese Americans and their immigrant parents were unjustly incarcerated during World War II.

Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation - Los Angeles is proud to partner with Vigilant Love on this year’s historic pilgrimage. The pilgrimage is a full-day experience with opportunities to engage, learn, and reflect throughout the day. We kindly ask that you read all the information below to learn more about what the experience entails. We look forward to being with you at this important gathering. 


Saturday, April 27, 2019
6 am - 11:30 pm
Manzanar National Historic Site
Located on U.S. Highway 395 in California’s Owens Valley, between the towns of Lone Pine and Independence, approximately 230 miles north of Los Angeles.

Free | Bus seats are limited 
(If you are no longer able to attend after registering, please contact [email protected] immediately so that we may offer the seat to waitlisted guests.)


Meeting Location: 
Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) Plaza
244 South San Pedro Street (between 2nd and 3rd Streets)
Los Angeles, CA 90012


Bus departs Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo at 6:30 am and returns at 11:30 pm. Please arrive by 6 am to ensure a timely departure for all guests.


Parking Options:
Joe's Auto Parks Lot - 350 East 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Joe's Auto Parks Lot - 319 East 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Aiso Street Parking Garage - 101 Judge John Aiso St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
LA Metro Park & Ride Lot - 200 N Alameda St, Los Angeles 90012


  • 6:00 AM - Meet at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) Plaza in Little Tokyo for a brief opening program
  • 6:30 AM - Bus Leaves Los Angeles
  • 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Program Begins at the Manzanar Historic Site
  • 5:00 PM - Manzanar at Dusk program
  • 7:00 PM - Leave Manzanar
  • 11:30 PM - Arrive back in Little Tokyo


Please Read:

  • This is an all-day program. Please bring the following items:
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Snacks. Bento box lunches (meat and vegetarian options available) will be provided free of charge. There are no facilities to purchase food at the Manzanar National Historic Site.
  • Sunblock
  • Hat
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Dinner is not provided for this program. Please bring cash or a card for a meal purchase during the return trip.
  • Those who wish to participate in the traditional flower offering during the interfaith service are advised to bring their own flowers.
  • The weather at Manzanar can be unpredictable and can change rapidly. Please dress in layers and be prepared for any kind of weather, including high winds, heat, cold, and rain.


Presented by:

Manzanar Committee          #VigilantLOVE




The Manzanar Committee —

The Manzanar Committee is dedicated to educating and raising public awareness about the incarceration and violation of civil rights of persons of Japanese ancestry during World War II and to the continuing struggle of all peoples when Constitutional rights are in danger. A non-profit organization that has sponsored the annual Manzanar Pilgrimage since 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.


Vigilant Love —

#VigilantLOVE creates spaces for connection and grassroots movement to ensure the safety and justice of communities impacted by Islamophobia and violence in the greater Los Angeles Area.

Building upon the legacy of Muslim American and Japanese American solidarity since 9/11, #VigilantLOVE is a healing and arts-driven organization that counters mainstream narratives of insularity. #VigilantLOVE organizes grassroots movement around Islamophobic ideologies that inflict personal, communal and state violence by creating spaces for connection amongst those identifying as Japanese American, Muslim American, Black, South Asian, Arab, East Asian, Latinx, queer, trans, and interfaith accomplices.


Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation - Los Angeles —

Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation - Los Angeles (TRHT-LA) is a comprehensive, national and community-based process to plan for and bring about transformational and sustainable change, and to address the historic and contemporary effects of racism.

To learn more about TRHT-LA and upcoming programs, please visit

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