Did you know that Canada also uprooted people of Japanese descent from the Pacific Coast? That, once Japanese Canadians were gone, the government seized and sold all of their property and personal belongings? Did you know that they were barred from returning to the coast until 1949?
Landscapes of Injustice, a major research project from the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada is working in partnership with institutions across the country to research and examine the dispossession of Japanese Canadians in the 1940s. The project asks how and why this dispossession happened, who benefitted from it, and how has it been remembered and forgotten, in the decades since.
Learn about the multi-sector approach telling this history, including a travelling museum exhibit that will open at the Nikkei National Museum in Burnaby later this summer. See the impact that the research is having in elementary and secondary school classrooms across Canada as students tackle contemporary issues of social justice through learning this history.
Also, in a second presentation, you can hear the incredible impact our research is having on members of the Japanese Canadian community as the research opens new possibilities for exploring their family history.