Remembrance Day and Centenary of the Japanese Canadian Cenotaph 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Remembrance Day ceremony at the Japanese Canadian Cenotaph took place by invitation only on November 11, 2020, and was live-streamed. You can watch the recording here: Descendants of Japanese Canadian First World War veterans acknowledged the centenary of the cenotaph, the end of the Second World War (75...Continue reading

Landscapes of Injustice Book Launch

Landscapes of Injustice is pleased to announce the release of Landscapes of Injustice: A New Perspective on the Internment and Dispossession of Japanese Canadians. Including chapters by 11 authors, this book reinterprets the uprooting of Japanese Canadians by focusing on the deliberate and permanent destruction of home through the act of dispossession. Join editor Jordan Stanger-Ross and guests, Audrey Kobayashi, Kaitlin Findlay and Nicholas Blomley as they chat about their involvement in the project and how and what they came to contribute to this volume.Continue reading

Free online masterclass with Tetsuro Shigematsu

The National Association of Japanese Canadians is pleased to present a masterclass with Tetsuro Shigematsu. Tetsuro is a writer, broadcaster, and theatre creator who has centered his practice on the art of storytelling. In this session he will discuss his process of creating biographical theatre works such as 'Empire of the Son' and '1 Hour Photo,' from the ethical considerations of dramatizing personal life experiences, to the craft of eliciting captivating stories through one-on-one interviews with his subjects.Continue reading

NAJC online session: Legacy of Canadian Redress

For Japanese Canadians, the legacy of Redress is to work towards the elimination of racial discrimination and intolerance, and work with other Canadian groups and Indigenous peoples for justice and equity for all people. Both Indigenous and Japanese Canadian stories have been left out of the historical narrative of Canada for too long. Speakers share their perspectives of their communities and the intersection of Indigenous peoples and Japanese Canadians in their fight for their rights, their communities, and their environment.Continue reading

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