July 4 Weekend: The 2010 Tule Lake Pilgrimage will take place over
the 4th of July weekend, beginning Friday, July 2 and returning Monday,
July 5. The 18th pilgrimage will continue the focus on the young
adults who were segregated at Tule Lake, especially the “no-nos” and
those who renounced their U.S. citizenship while incarcerated at Tule
Pilgrimage participants travel together in deluxe, chartered buses that depart from
San Francisco, Berkeley, San Jose, Union City, Sacramento, Seattle and Portland.
Accommodations are double-occupancy dorm rooms at the Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls.
Thanks to the volunteer work of the Tule Lake Committee members who organize this
event, the cost remains low. The registration fee is $395 per person; for students
and those on fixed incomes, the fee is $325. The registration fee is all-inclusive,
covering chartered bus transportation, housing, all meals, group discussions,
workshops, excursions, and the pilgrimage cultural program. For those who were
incarcerated in Tule Lake, age 80 and older, the registration fee is waived. The
deadline to register is April 30. On May 1, the registration fee goes up to $450,
on a space available basis.
Pilgrimage activities include a tour of the Tule Lake campsite and a memorial
service. Intergenerational discussion groups provide an occasion to share
experiences and help heal the wounds of the incarceration experience. The cultural
program of music, dance and spoken-word is open to the public and will be held at
the Ross Ragland Theater in downtown Klamath Falls.
Registration forms are available from the contact persons listed below, or may be
downloaded from the Tule Lake Web site www.tulelake.org. For more information, contact, Soji Kashiwagi, (626) 351-1073, [email protected]; Hiroshi Shimizu, (415) 566-2279, [email protected]; Jimi Yamaichi, (408) 269-9458, [email protected]; Grace Kajita, (916) 392-5416, [email protected]; Stan Shikuma, (206) 919-1465, [email protected] or Sachiko Takita (Japan), 045-787-2099, [email protected]