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CAIR-LA: Muslims to Visit Japanese-American Internment Camp

CAIR-LA INVITES MUSLIMS TO JOIN ANNUAL MANZANAR PILGRIMAGE

38th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage: A Visit to the largest Japanese American Internment Camp

WHAT: 38th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage
WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 2007

The Manzanar Committee is dedicated to educating the public about the Japanese American internment camp experience by organizing the annual Manzanar Pilgrimage. This year, the Southern California office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) is working with the L.A. Manzanar Committee and the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) to bring members of the California Muslim community to join for a one-day visit of Manzanar. (See History of Manzanar below)

This is a great opportunity for community leaders as well as college students to participate and share their experience with their respective communities.

Citing the significance of the trip, CAIR-LA Executive Director Hussam Ayloush said: “With the growing anti-Muslim sentiments and incidents across the country, it is important to relearn and remember part of our nation’s history when we as a country committed great injustices against innocent Americans solely based on their heritage and background.”

If you are interested or for more information, contact: Alia Aboul-Nasr, Programs and Development Manager, 714-776-1847, socal@cair.com

 

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