2017 Latino Conservation Week Events

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July 20, 2017

Bilingual Tour Programs at Manzanar National Historic Site: "Echoes of Resilience/Voces de Valentía"

Event Description:

Manzanar will host four days of bilingual tours and film screenings during Latino Conservation Week. The special events titled "Echoes of Resilience/Voces de Valentía" will highlight inspiring stories about some of the people at Manzanar whose courage and resilience helped them navigate through a difficult time in our nation’s history. One of the featured stories will be of Ralph Lazo, a 16-year-old Mexican-American who chose to live within Manzanar’s barbed wire to be with his friends. His story is told in Stand Up for Justice: The Ralph Lazo Story, produced by Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress (NCRR) and Visual Communications in 2004.

Rocio Gomez, a Latino Heritage intern, will lead the "Echoes of Resilience/Voces de Valentía" site tour of the Japanese gardens starting at 9:30 a.m. and introduce the film Stand Up for Justice: The Ralph Lazo Story at 12:30 p.m.

These special events are free and open to the public. Visitors interested in the walking tours should meet in the Visitor Center lobby shortly before 9:30 a.m. to sign up. The first ten visitors to sign up for each bilingual tour will receive a Manzanar souvenir water bottle.

Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat, and sunscreen. There are no food services at Manzanar; bring snacks and water. There will be places to refill water bottles on the tour.

Event Sponsor(s):
Manzanar History Association, National Park Service, Hispanic access Foundation, Latino Heritage Internship Program

Date & time:
July 20, 2017
9:30 a.m.  -  1:30 p.m.

Manzanar National Historic Site
Manzanar Reward Rd, California
Manzanar, CA, 93526

Open to the Public:


Questions: For Questions about this event, please contact Rocio Gomez with Latino Heritage Internship Program at (760) 878-2194 ext. 3313 or gomezr2030@gmail.com.

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Latino Conservation Week is a collection of events from variety of organizations. Hispanic Access Foundation is only directly responsible for events in which it is listed as a sponsor. 


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