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America's Internment: Manzanar Pilgrimage

During World War II, Sr. Joanne Doi’s father and grandfather were detained at the Manzanar Relocation Center in the California desert.

Years later, while living and serving among the Aymara people of the southern Andes of Peru, Joanne participated in spiritual practices of collective memory that involved pilgrimage, sacred earth, and healing.

This stirring soon led Joanne to join the collective movement in the United States to reclaim a history of suffering and hope as Japanese Americans through the shadows and light of the WWII internment period and redress movement.

This movement from amnesia (forgetting) to anamnesis (re-membering) engenders solidarity and compassion with those suffering amidst similar dynamics today.

Sr. Joanne will share highlights and challenges from these journeys of healing, remembrance, and solidarity during this evening’s program.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - offered virtually via Zoom
6:30 - 8:30pm
Cost: $10

This program is offered virtually via Zoom. Program will not be recorded and will not be available at a later time.

This program is supported by the following collaborators: Racine Dominicans, Dominican Center for Justice Resources, Racine Interfaith Coalition (RIC) and Congregations United to Serve Humanity (CUSH).


Funded in part by a grant from Wisconsin Humanities, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Wisconsin Humanities strengthens the roots of community life through educational and cultural programs that inspire civic participation and individual imagination.

Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Joanne Jaruko Doi, MM, graduated from the University of California at Davis with a bachelor’s degree in environmental planning and management, worked as a graphic artist, and was a campus minister prior to entering the Maryknoll Sisters in 1981. Jaruko served in Peru in 1983 and in the southern Andes Mountains doing pastoral work and economic development projects among Indigenous People.

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America's Internment: Manzanar Pilgrimage

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