BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.6589@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20220422T000000Z DTEND:20220618T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<span style="font-size: 1.5em\;"><strong>Paintings of internmen t carry the echo of three generations</strong>\n\nA new exhibition opening April 22 at UVic’s <a href="https://legacy.uvic.ca/">Legacy Art Galler y Downtown</a> focuses on Japanese Canadian identity\, community and fami ly. \n\n<em>Isshoni: Henry Shimizu’s Paintings of New Denver Internment </em> centres the voices of three generations—<em>issei</em> (first ge neration) pioneers who came to Canada from Japan in the late 1800s\, <em> nisei</em> (second generation) and <em>sansei</em> (third generation) —to provide deep insights into the intergenerational trauma of the force d uprooting and internment of Japanese Canadians during the Second World W ar.\n\nDr. Henry Shimizu was born in Prince Rupert in 1928. In 1942\, he w as one of 21\,460 Japanese Canadians involuntarily relocated from BC’s c oast and interned during the war—with homes\, farms\, businesses and pri celess personal belongings dispossessed as the direct result of racist leg islation and a sustained federal campaign by the Canadian government. Shim izu was only a teenager at the time.\n\nWhen Shimizu and his family were r eleased after years of confinement in the Slocan Valley from an internment camp consisting of 16 dozen wood shacks (with only one outhouse for every 50 persons)\, they moved to Edmonton—leaving BC behind\, where his fath er had owned the New Dominion Hotel in Prince Rupert before the war.  DTSTAMP:20240418T130043Z SUMMARY:Isshoni: Dr. Shimizu's Paintings of New Denver\, BC Internment URL:/en/events/2022/04/22/isshoni-dr-shimizus-paintings-of-new-denver-bc/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR