July 15, 2018

Sharing Historias: A Day on Immigration and Civil Rights in the US

Event Description:

We will have this event both on July 15th and July 20th. The tour will begin with a showing of Remembering Manzanar, followed by a tour of the scale model and Block 14 which consists of two barracks, one latrine and a mess hall. We will end the tour with lunch (not provided) in the mess hall where a facilitation of a dialogue in regards to past and current civil rights and immigration policies will take place with visitors. The goal of this event is to provide a place of learning and education towards the incarceration of thousands of Japanese Americans during World War II and promote the intersectionality of the rights of all people, especially as Latinxs and/or People of Color. This event will be geared toward paralleling civil rights and immigration policy then within the Japanese/Japanese American community, and today within the Latinx community. Finally, to encourage visitors to preserve this history by sharing the stories of those who were incarcerated in Manzanar with your own community/ies. Bring lunch, a water bottle, comfortable walking shoes, a hat and sunglasses! Please RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe7s3-ctoI59lxcpIy64bdVPaICaF5asvn3CmXwh2a8sCNvqg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Event Hosts:

Manzanar National Historic Site; Latino Internship Program; Hispanic Access Foundation

Date & time:
July 15, 2018  -   July 20, 2018
11AM  -  1:30PM

Manzanar National Historic Site
5001 HWY 395
Independence, CA, 93526

Open to the Public:


Questions: For Questions about this event, please contact Briana Ortiz with Latino Heritage Internship Program at 9159990261 or briortiz01@gmail.com.

LCW is an Initiative of:

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.