Terrain of Memory: A Japanese Canadian Memorial Project

Terrain of Memory: A Japanese Canadian Memorial Project

The UVIC Asian Canadian Working Group
in co-operation with the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society
present Kirsten Emiko McAllister speaking about her new book.
Friday, November 19, 2010, 5-7PM
McPherson Library, Lower Level, Room 025

, Terrain of Memory: A Japanese Canadian Memorial Project, VNCSTerrain of Memory

For communities who have been the target of political violence, the damaging after-effects can haunt what remains of their families, their communities, and the societies in which they live. Terrain of Memory tells the story of the Japanese Canadian elders who built a memorial in New Denver, British Columbia, to transform a site of political violence into a space for remembrance. The book shows how collectively excavating painful memories can contribute to building relations across social and intergenerational divides. Those seeking a deeper understanding of the potential of memorial projects in transforming the damaging effects of human rights abuses should read this compelling account of community building and social justice.

With the support of
Department of History, Pacific and Asian Studies
and the Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives

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Submitted by:
John Price
Associate Professor
Department of History, PO Box 3045,
University of Victoria, Victoria, V8W 3P4
Tel. 250 721-7386
Fax. 250 721-8772