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Congratulations to the 2022 Recipients of the Annual Arnold Maeda Manzanar Pilgrimage Grant!

Click on the names below to read their winning essays.
Terumi Tanisha Garcia
Charlene Tonai Din

Second Annual 2022 Arnold Maeda Manzanar Pilgrimage Grant
Info Packet / Grant Application Form
(2023 Info Packet and Application Form will not be substantially different, but with an earlier due date at the end of 2022.)

Click here to go to the VJAMM Virtual Commemoration Page


The Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument (VJAMM) sits on the northwest corner of Venice and Lincoln Boulevards. The 9′ 6″ tall solid black granite obelisk marks the spot where some 1,000 persons of Japanese ancestry from Venice, Santa Monica, and Malibu lined up with only what they could carry in April, 1942. Buses transported them directly to Manzanar.

View VJAMM Dedication Ceremony Program

View Photos with VJAMM

View video clips of 4/ 27/17 VJAMM Dedication Ceremony

 

Click on image to read monument text.

Congratulations to the 2022 Recipients of the Annual Arnold Maeda Manzanar Pilgrimage Grant!