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NAJC President’s Message – November 2018

by Lorene Oikawa Last month, I had the opportunity to meet with members of the Kamloops community at the Kamloops Japanese Canadian Association (KJCA) 30thAnniversary of the Redress Agreement. Thank you to the KJCA, George Uyeda, and all the volunteers, for organizing the event which included a delicious dinner, entertainment, and a wonderful display onContinue reading

NAJC Response to Attack on the Jewish community of Pittsburgh

NAJC Statement on the Violent Attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh October 30, 2018 – The National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) offers our heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of the 11 people who were killed at the Tree of Life Synagogue, and our thoughts are also with those injured, andContinue reading

CRRF Response to Attack on the Jewish community of Pittsburgh

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation Condemns the Attack on the Jewish community of Pittsburgh October 29, 2018 – In response to the hate-motivated attack on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) issues the following statement: “We condemn without hesitation or reservation the murderous attack on the Jewish community ofContinue reading

NAJC Young Leaders Committee

On behalf of the NAJC Young Leaders Committee, thank you to everyone who attended the NAJC AGM conference in Winnipeg this September! The NAJC Young Leaders Committee is comprised of young Japanese Canadian leaders from across Canada looking to engage and connect other young leaders (YLs) through local and national events and projects. In theContinue reading

NAJC President’s Message – October 2018

by Lorene Oikawa The 2018 NAJC AGM and Conference wrapped up the last weekend of September in Winnipeg. Participants from across the country left with a renewed commitment to continue our work on human rights, sharing the stories of Japanese Canadians, and strengthening our intergenerational and community collaborations. The conference theme, “Moving Forward After Injustice”Continue reading

Putting Theory into Practice with the Archival Website Cluster

I was in my final semester of the Archives and Records Management and Museum Studies masters’ programs at the University of Toronto. I put together my application package during midterms with the support of the Toronto NAJC Chapter, interviewed over the phone from a library study room, and moved to Vancouver the day after my capstone project concluded. 

REDRESS ANNIVERARY GALA RECEPTION  

Join the Toronto NAJC on Thursday, November 8th, 2018, 7:00PM at LUMA & the Founder’s Lounge in the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of a Canadian civil rights milestone. The event format is designed to facilitate conversation and networking. Hear Justice Maryka Omatsu and Art Miki speak about this ground-breaking accomplishment. Meet andContinue reading

 “Facing Injustice” to screen on CBC

The documentary Facing Injustice: The Relocation of Japanese Canadians to Manitoba, produced by Winnipeg filmmaker, Aaron Floresco, will be shown nationally on CBC TV on September 22, 2018 as part of their Absolutely Canadian series. The film will be screened at 2:30pm Newfoundland Time, 2pm Atlantic Time, 1pm Eastern Time, 12noon Central Time, 11am Mountain Time, andContinue reading

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