Congratulations to Ryan Horio, 2023 Arnold Maeda Manzanar Pilgrimage Grant

Read Ryan Horio’s winning essay here.

Past Recipients of the Annual Arnold Maeda Manzanar Pilgrimage Grant

Click on the names below to read their winning essays.
Terumi Tanisha Garcia, 2022
Charlene Tonai Din, 2022
• Leslie Aguilar, 2021

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.