2022 Tule Lake Pilgrimage Update
January 2022: The Tule Lake pilgrimage committee began meeting last fall to plan an in-person 2022 pilgrimage over the weekend of July 1 through 4. However, due to COVID variants and concern over the safety of convening a pilgrimage of 400+ people, in January 2022, the pilgrimage committee met and decided to pursue hybrid and virtual options.
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
In Memory of Hiroshi Kashiwagi
1922 to 2019
A meeting at Tule Lake
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.
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) ......