The Nanaimo Museum is seeking proposals for a new summer programming series, Crafternoons. These 1-3 hour long programs will take place on Saturday (and possibly some weekday) afternoons through the summer and will engage participants in creative, hands-on activities within the museum.
A Call for Justice: Fighting for Japanese Canadian Redress (1977-1988) will be the feature exhibit from May- August, and provides an excellent opportunity to connect with the local Japanese Canadian community and to learn about their culture. Potential workshops could include Chado (tea ceremony), green tea tasting, Ikebana (flower arranging), Calligraphy, and/or Origami. Proposals for other topics are encouraged and welcomed. Proposals may also be linked to other themes within the Museum’s permanent exhibits.
Workshop participants would pre-register and pay a fee to cover material costs. The museum and the person/group leading the workshop would split any proceeds after material costs are covered. The museum can supply resources such as tables, chairs, AV, etc.
If you are interested in sharing knowledge or a skill in one of these sessions, please contact Program Coordinator Steph Kveton, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
May 12-September 3 at Nanaimo Museum
This exhibit tells the story of human rights and the enduring perseverance of the Japanese Canadian community who were subject to unjust treatment from 1942-1949.
The emotional 10 year struggle to achieve acknowledgements and apology are explored using historic photos, artifacts, poetry, personal statements and art. Artifacts, images and other content about the Japanese Canadian community in Nanaimo will augment the exhibit. This is a travelling exhibit from the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre.
We have been fortunate that Vancouver Island University has provided funding to bring the play Japanese Problem to Nanaimo for 4 performances at no charge. The University has generously donated one showing to the 7 Potatoes organization. The Japanese Problem was developed by Universal Limited Theatre in collaboration with the Nikkei National Museum and their Hastings Park 1942 exhibit.
The play is 40 minutes long and is an innovative and intimate production, with a capacity of only 35 people at a time. This is intentional because it takes place in a stall similar to what the internees in Hastings Park lived in. Reservation Required by Monday, February 12th.
Georgia Straight: Theatre review by Kathleen Oliver | September 25, 2017
Japanese Problem is site-specific theatre at its most powerful
CBC News Article by Tamara Baluja | September 21, 2017
‘The history is not safely in the past’: play explores wartime Japanese detainment
「希望の国カナダ…、夢に懸け 海を渡った移民たち」（原書：Gateway to Promise）が絶賛発売中です。
原書の著者は、Ann-Lee & Gordon Switzerというカナダの歴史学者夫婦。
フリーランス・ジャーナリストのサンダーズ宮松啓子さんが中心となり翻訳作業が始まり、2017年8月に完成しました。ナナイモのTamagawa Gakuen of Canada Societyにて同書5冊の在庫があります。興味のある方は、玉川大学のMichikoさんまでemail（email@example.com）でご連絡ください。
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