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Date: Saturday, Feb. 19 and Sunday, Feb. 20
Time: 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. both days
Venue: Manzanar National Historic Site, 5001 Highway 395 Independence, Calif.
Program: Day of Remembrance, 2011
Sponsors: Manzanar History Association, Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi’s book, “Where ever There’s a Fight”
More details: (760) 878-2194 or nps.gov/manz
Authors Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi will explore contemporary issues including: dissent, racism, immigration and the role of national security. Elinson and Yogi will take the audience on a 40-minute illustrated virtual tour of civil liberties battles in California, from the Gold Rush to present day, highlighting courageous individuals such as Fred Korematsu, who stood up for their rights and changed history.