Photo Courtesy of Minidoka Pilgrimage Committee

The Minidoka Pilgrimage Planning Committee has announced the 2018 pilgrimage dates: Thursday, July 5 through Sunday, July 8, 2018. The Minidoka Pilgrimage officially begins in Twin Falls, ID, on Thursday evening, July 5, for dinner. Friday, July 6, will feature a full day of educational programming for pilgrimage participants. On Saturday, July 7, the group tours the Minidoka National Park Site followed with small group discussions to learn and share memories of the incarceration experience. On Sunday morning, it will conclude the pilgrimage with a commemorative closing ceremony at Minidoka National Park Site.

The Minidoka Pilgrimage Planning Committee is offering a senior scholarship for those who are over 80 years of age and were imprisoned in any of the American concentration camps during WWII. Seattle University International Student Center and the Minidoka Pilgrimage Planning Committee (MPPC) are offering unique scholarship opportunities to college students. The student scholarship is an effort to continue to provide an experience of social justice in action and to allow diverse input, participation and energy.

This summer, the 16th pilgrimage will take place with former incarcerates, their families, and friends – from Seattle, Portland and across the nation – to the former Minidoka Camp in Idaho. This is an opportunity to learn, share memories, and ask questions about the Minidoka experience. The number of participants is limited for this pilgrimage.

The additional information of the Pilgrim can be found at Please review the Senior Scholarship Registration Form to apply for the scholarship. For those who cannot access the forms and information by computer, please leave your name and address with Dale H Watanabe at 206-296-2156 and they can be mailed to you.

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