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“Tsuru Rei Ki Jail”
(July 3 – July 6, 2020)


March 15, 2020

The Tule Lake Pilgrimage Committee has decided to cancel the 2020 Tule Lake Pilgrimage scheduled for July 3 - 6, 2020.  The decision was a difficult one, because of the continued and enthusiastic interest in our biennial Pilgrimage. Because of the concern over the risks to health and safety posed by the COVID-19 virus, we feel the unknowns of this situation are too numerous and uncertain to predict that everything will be totally cleared up by July 2020. All pilgrimage fees (registration, Village Apartment, and Single Dorm Room) will be refunded in full. 


During the Fall of this year, the committee will meet to discuss tentative plans for a 2021 pilgrimage around the 4th-of-July weekend.  If a pilgrimage in 2021 is a reasonable and safe option, the registered attendees of the cancelled 2020 Tule Lake Pilgrimage will be given an opportunity to pre-register before the regular registration opens. 


If you have any questions regarding your specific 2020 Tule Lake Pilgrimage application, please contact the registrar: TuleLakeRegistrar@gmail.com.


Get updates here or on the Tule Lake Pilgrimage Facebook page.

The Tule Lake Committee opposes Modoc County’s efforts to build a fence on the historic Tule Lake concentration camp site.  The proposed 8-foot high, three-mile long, barbed-wired topped fence sends a message of racism and exclusion at a place that is sacred to Japanese Americans.    

Here’s what the TLC wrote to Modoc County about our opposition to the fence


Please consider helping the Tule Lake Committee’s efforts to preserve and protect the historic site with an end-of-year tax-deductible donation.  

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Deepest thanks to the 5,000 people who wrote to Modoc County urging them to honor the memory of Tule Lake and to find an alternative to building a fence that would desecrate the site.  With your support, we continue the struggle to resist and persist in the fight to preserve Tule Lake for future generations.

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The role of the Tule Lake Committee (TLC) is to: (i) to educate the general public of the government's forced and unconstitutional imprisonment of over 120,000 men, women and children of Japanese ancestry into ten concentration camps; (ii) to recognize the unique role of the Tule Lake camp, ......


Tule Lake tells a cautionary tale to Californians and all Americans of the need for continuing vigilance to protect our civil liberties and civil rights. Tule Lake’s national significance as a segregation center and its unique and tragic role in American history is reflected in its National Historic Landmark status (2006) ......

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