The Poston Virtual Pilgrimage is an opportunity to learn more about the Poston incarceration camp, where over 17,000 Japanese Americans were imprisoned during WWII. A video of the current Poston site, preservation efforts, conversations with survivors as well as art, and remembrances related to the camp will be featured.
The virtual pilgrimage is organized by the Poston Community Alliance, which is actively working to preserve the stories, artifacts, and historic structures of Poston, a World War II Concentration Camp, located on the Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) reservation .
In collaboration with the CRIT Tribal Council, we are upholding the memories of camp life and highlighting the significant links and relationships between the Japanese American detainees and members of the tribal community.
OCTOBER 3 & 4, 2020 from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm (PDT)
Thank you to the hundreds that watched the Poston Virtual Pilgrimage.
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COLORADO RIVER INDIAN TRIBES (CRIT) Film Festival
In 2015, the Colorado River Indian Tribes turned 150 years old, with the anniversary of the founding of the reservation in 1865. To commemorate the occasion, the CRIT Tribal Council commissioned a special documentary film to document this moment in the history of these people, this land and their story. It was the first in a series which continues the Tribes’ oral tradition in cinematic form.
POSTON INCARCERATION SITE
The Poston War Relocation Center, located in Arizona, was the largest (in terms of area) of the American incarceration camps operated during WWII. 17,814 were held here between 1942-1945
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Passing Poston tells the untold story of how Japanese internees were used by the U.S. government to help develop an impoverished Native American reservation. It is the story of four former Poston internees still searching for their identity and still questioning what their place is in America
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BLUE JAY IN THE DESERT Book Presentation
Blue Jay in the Desert is a chlidren's book about Junior, his Grandfather and the bird pin that his Grandfather carved for him in the Poston Incarceration Camp.
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CREATING THE POSTON MONUMENT
This video is about Creating the Poston Monument: Why and How it was Built.
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I AM AN AMERICAN - Photos from the Anaheim Exhibit
Photos from the I AM AN AMERICAN exhibit on the Poston Incarceration Site at the Muzeo in Anaheim, California.
FOR THE SAKE OF THE CHILDREN
For the Sake of the Children explores the legacy of Japanese-American internment, its impact on current generations who are descendants of families who were incarcerated, and the complex interplay of culture, racial prejudice, history, and inter-generational differences.
THE DARKER SIDE OF POSTON : PAINTINGS OF GENE ISAO SOGIOKA
Jean La Spina, daughter of Gene Sogioka, tells the story of her father's incarceration at Poston and why he created these watercolor paintings.
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TED TALKS: MAS HASHIMOTO
Mas Hashimoto will compare how Japanese American incarceration during WWII and the massive discrimination of Muslims post 9-11 are both founded in hate and racism.