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Vancouver Heritage Foundation – Japanese Hall 1928-2018

April 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Vancouver Heritage Foundation – Japanese Hall 1928-2018: The Extraordinary Story of Community Resilience, Survival and Transformation

Laura Saimoto from the Vancouver Japanese Language School & Japanese Hall (VJLS & JH) will tell the story of the Japanese Canadian Internment during WWII, of forced dispossession and community resilience through the lens of the 112 year-old organization and their building. Before 1942, the VJLS & JH was the educational, social and community hub in the Powell Street area. It was one of the only properties that was returned to any Japanese Canadian individual or organization after World War II. Learn how the immigrant community built their lives in Canada, how the community was shattered by the Internment, and yet how the VJLS-JH was able to rebuild, adapt and evolve.

Date: April 9, 2019
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: University Women’s Club at Hycroft, 1489 McRae Avenue, Vancouver
Cost: $16 / $10 (with a valid student ID)
Learning Units (LUs): 1.5 Non-core
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April 9, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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University Women’s Club at Hycroft
1489 McRae Ave
Vancouver, British Columbia
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