Japanese Canadians: Internment and Dispersal | March 3, 7pm
Tuesday, March 3, 7:00 p.m.
Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St.
During World War II, over 20,000 Japanese Canadians were interned by the Canadian state and displaced from their homes and communities in British Columbia. Their businesses and homes, including a fleet of fishing boats, were seized and never returned or properly compensated for. A traumatic and damaging experience for those affected, this forced relocation was also the genesis of the Japanese Canadian community in Toronto, as many internees eventually settled in the city, where they rebuilt their lives and communities.
Join us for a discussion of this important history, featuring some of the country’s top writers and thinkers and members of Japanese Canadians for Social Justice:
- Joy Kogawa
- Susan Aihoshi
- Kim Koyama
Steelworkers Hall is a wheelchair accessible space. Parking is available in the lot behind the hall on a first-come first-serve basis (enter through laneway east of hall). There is also paid parking available on the street. The closest transit stops are Spadina and Nassau (510 Spadina Streetcar) and College and Beverley/St. George (506 Carlton Streetcar).
For any other accessibility questions or concerns, please contact Ed Dunsworth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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