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Speaker Series: Landscapes of Injustice Project

  • Coquitlam Heritage 1116 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam Canada (map)

To commemorate Remembrance Day join us at Mackin House for a presentation by Landscapes of Injustice a dynamic project chronicling the mass displacement and dispossession of Japanese Canadians. Project Director, Jordan Stanger-Ross will provide an overview and updates of our project. Kaitlin Findlay will introduce some oral histories from the project and how Japanese Canadians talk about their belongings, whether lost or preserved. Nick Blomley will talk briefly about the powerful archive, uncovered by researchers in the project, of letters written by Japanese-Canadian owners, challenging the decision of the state to liquidate their property. They speak of the complex ’investments’, meanings and values of owners in their property. Greg Miyanaga, co-chair of the Teacher Resources will present some of the intermediate level (grades 4-7) lessons developed from the Landscapes of Injustice research. How do you teach issues as complex as dispossession and internment to students as young as 10 years-old? Through engaging activities and simulations that have already been piloted in several SD43 classrooms. Come and find out about these hands-on, minds-on, and hearts-on lessons.

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Photograph: F. Ikeda Grocery Store and Meat Market - Vancouver 1919 2001.2.3.27 Image courtesy of Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

Earlier Event: November 2
Home Front WWII Exhibit Celebration
Later Event: November 14
Book Club - November