On September 27, we invite you to help us explore the injustices to Japanese Canadians during the Second World War, the subsequent struggle for redress, and the relevant lessons for today – particularly as they pertain to education. Other communities’ experiences with resisting discrimination and overcoming human rights violations will add valuable perspectives to this conversation.
What:After the Apology:Learning from historic injustices
(Japanese Canadian internment)
When:Wednesday,September 27, 2017 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where:University of British Columbia, Vancouver
As a national museum of Canada that opened in Winnipeg just three years ago, the CMHR is working to build relationships with Canadians from coast to coast to coast. We want to hear your views about human rights issues and learn how to create meaningful conversations that can lead to positive action. We also hope you will take this opportunity to learn about the CMHR and its goals.
Please see the agenda and program description below, along with more information about the Museum. Please RSVP by replying to this e-mail or phoning Angeliki Bogiatji at 1-204-289-2248.
You are invited a special Hastings Park 1942 commemoration honouring the 75th anniversary of the Japanese Canadian internment. Please join the Nikkei National Museum and the Hastings Park Heritage Committee for opening remarks and a light reception on Saturday, September 30 at the PNE Fairgrounds.
This event is part of the opening for the brand new Hastings Park 1942 exhibit, which will be featured at the Nikkei National Museum through January 2018.
You are cordially invited to attend UBC Day of Learning Envisioning our future at the 75th Anniversary of Japanese Canadian Internment. On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, UBC will host a Day of Learning to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Japanese Canadian internment and the 5th anniversary of the UBC Honorary Degree Ceremony for the 76 Japanese Canadian students expelled in 1942.
“My name is Dr. Ian Baird, and I am an Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I am also, however, a Canadian originally from Victoria, B.C. I also have many relatives in Nanaimo, B.C. I am presently conducting research regarding the relationships between white fishermen and Nikkei fishermen, and their families, before and after internment, particularly in the Nanaimo area, but also in other parts of Vancouver Island. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has some knowledge of this issue, but especially former fishers, or their descendants. I can be reached at email@example.com or 608-960-0639. Any support would be highly appreciated. No amount of knowledge regarding this issue is too little to justify contacting me!” by Dr. Ian Baird
A double feature of contemporary Japanese films
First feature: Yoko the Cherry Blossom
Second feature: Time of EVE
Free Admission! *In Japanese with English subtitles
【Film and Trailers】
Yoko the Cherry Blossom (Japanese only): http://jfdb.jp/title/6160
English trailer: https://vimeo.com/155253693
Time of Eve (Japanese only): http://studio-rikka.com/timeofeve/
English trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERGOqSoyRF4
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