Generations of the “Internment”

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Nov 200910

National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre
6688 Southoaks Crescent
Burnaby, British Columbia, V5E 4M7

Japanese Canadian National Museum’s Speaker Series presents a lecture by Dr. Mona Oikawa titled Generations of the “Internment” on November 10, 2009 at 7pm at the National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre, located at 6688 Southoaks Crescent in Burnaby, BC,

Dr. Oikawa will discuss some of the challenges and processes of conducting research at the National Archives (Library and Archives of Canada) in Ottawa for individual, family and community histories of the “Internment.” The presentation will also address research conducted for Mona’s forthcoming book, Cartographies of Violence: Women, Memory, and the Subject(s) of the “Internment ,” including insights from interviews conducted with Sansei and Yonsei daughters of women who were expelled from British Columbia in the 1940s.

Mona Oikawa is Associate Professor in the Race, Ethnicity and Indigeneity Program at York University.   Her book, Cartographies of Violence: Women, Memory, and the Subject(s) of the “Internment” is forthcoming from the University of Toronto Press. Her current research examines the relationship of Japanese Canadians to a history of colonialism in Canada. Mona is also a published poet. She has worked for over 30 years in community organizing, including her work with the NAJC in the redress movement.



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