Beyond White Supremacy, Workshops for Change.
These workshops aim to continue the conversations about Asian Canadian and Indigenous histories and their implications for today:
Challenging the Law: Dispossession and Japanese Canadians
Friday, February 3, 2017 Time: 1–4 pm
Location: Faculty of Law–Fraser Building Room 157, UVIC.
Outside the taking of Indigenous lands, the greatest dispossession in Canadian history occurred with the uprooting and dispossession of 21,000 Japanese Canadians between 1942 and 1949.
A group of lawyers and community researchers assess the legal mechanisms used in what amounted to a massive miscarriage of justice, and the implications for today.
Join redress leader Justice Maryka Omatsu, Eric Adams (University of Alberta), Donald Galloway (University of Victoria), and others for a probing discussion into the past and present.
(Un)Settling the Land, Working for Change
Saturday, February 4, 2017 Time: 9 am–5 pm
Location: First Peoples House, UVIC
First Nations, Asian Canadians and their allies come together in a roundtable to talk about:
1. The history of struggles on Salt Spring Island and their lessons for building alliances for change on the coast, with Joe Akerman and Mary Kitagawa;
2. New perspectives on change from young Asian Canadian and First Nations activists Jeff Tanaka, Macayla Yan, and Alana Sayers;
3. Repatriating treasures and decolonizing our heritage and teaching institutions with Chief Bill Cranmer (Yalis-Alert Bay, U’mista Cultural Centre).
The workshop will close with award-winning author and redress leader, Roy Miki (Simon Fraser University).
All events are free and open to the public. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsored by the UVIC research project Asian Canadians on Vancouver Island: Race, Indigeneity and the Transpacific.
With the support of UVIC institutions: Centre for Global Studies; Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives; Department of History; Faculty of Law; Indigenous Studies Program;
Landscapes of Injustice; Office of the Dean, Faculty of Humanities; Social Justice Studies. Also with the support of Vancouver Island University.
Professor of History
University of Victoria,
Territories of the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSANEC Peoples