2023 Crystal City Pilgrimage

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United States

Crystal City Pilgrimage
October 26-29, 2023
San Antonio and Crystal City, Texas

For more information, please visit us at https://www.crystalcitypilgrimage.org/

Like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CrystalCityPilgrimageCo

This year’s Pilgrimage theme is “Reaching Across Barbed Wire Fences ”. In addition to learning about the unique history and stories of survivors of the Crystal City Internment Camp, this year’s Pilgrimage will look at the legacy of solidarity and activism between the internees and the present day Crystal City community.

** We look forward to two Special Ceremonies to reveal:

* A street named after two Japanese Peruvian girls, Aiko Oyakawa and Sachiko Tanabe . The dear friends tragically drowned in the Crystal City Camp Pool in 1944. They were both 10 years old.

* A stunning Swimming Pool Memorial Monument will be unveiled at the Crystal City Camp site . Created by the award winning Art Director & Designer, Kazumu Julio Cesar Naganuma . Kaz’s work includes the San Francisco Japantown History Walk, the Alameda’s Tonarigumi Historic Japantown markers and the Enemy Alien Files traveling exhibit. Kaz is a Japanese Peruvian who was kidnapped with his family and interned in the WWII Crystal City Internment Camp.

Pilgrimage Program Schedule
Thursday, October 26

Registration at 4:00 PM
Meet & Greet Mixer (with a bingo game!) Includes a light dinner

Friday, October 27
Opening Remarks
Educational Workshops
Includes hotel breakfast, lunch and dinner

Saturday, October 28
Pilgrimage to Crystal City
Includes hotel breakfast; lunch, dinner and story-sharing with friends of Crystal City
Includes ADA bus travel to and from the Crystal City Pilgrimage

Sunday, October 29
Intergenerational/Intercultural Reflection Circles
Includes hotel breakfast
Closing Remarks 11:00 AM



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