2017 Spring Institute Public Program

Landscapes of Injustice is pleased to invite members of the general public and the Japanese-Canadian community to join us for a program of events exploring the 1940s dispossession of the property of Japanese Canadians.

Please join us on Friday, April 28th, 2017 at the University of Victoria from 9:00 am – 5:30 pm.

Each year in late April the Landscapes of Injustice research project holds its annual Spring Institute that brings together the entire research collective to share and discuss their most recent research findings and analysis.

This year, we have also made this an opportunity for members of the public to learn more about our project and this important history.

The day will begin with the third in our Memories of Dispossession and Internment panel series, featuring JC community members from Vancouver Island relating their family stories and the effect that the forced removal and the dispossession policies had on their lives during the 1940s and beyond.

The morning concludes with Ken Noma, Executive Director of the National Association of Japanese Canadians who will speak about the NAJC and its role in Redress and the importance of activism today.

Lunch break, on own

The afternoon resumes at 1:30 pm with a brief synopsis of the project and its purpose from the Project Director, Dr. Jordan Stanger-Ross and words from our hard working Community Council Chair, Vivian Wakabayashi Rygnestad.

The Community Council will give a short presentation on their role and involvement in the project.

The next session will give you an opportunity to learn more about each of our areas of research in concise mini-talks by our research chairs.

The day concludes with a poster session where Research Assistants and other research collective members will present research outputs in a number of posters and multi-media displays. Light refreshments will be served while attendees browse and ask further questions about the project’s many different areas of research.

*** The Spring Institute public day is free and open to the public and all are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions on Friday, April 28, 2017.

Venue: Student Union Building, Michele Pujol Conference Room, University of Victoria.

Pay parking (blue areas) is in effect.

*** Landscapes of Injustice will be chartering a bus to help facilitate attendance of members of the community from Vancouver and the lower Mainland.

The bus will depart the Nikkei National Museum approximately 9:15 am on Friday, April 28 boarding the 11 am ferry arriving at the University of Victoria approximately 1:15 pm.

After the poster session, the bus will depart the University of Victoria at 5:30 pm, boarding the 7 pm ferry arriving back at the Nikkei National Museum at approximately 9:30 pm.

Pre-registration is required for the bus.

Register by emailing Michael Abe at mkabe@uvic.ca by WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017.

Cost is $35 per passenger, includes round trip bus passage and ferry fares. Optional bento dinner available ($12) on return trip. On the trip over, lunch on the ferry is on own.

Hope to see you there!