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During the 1940s, Canada enacted mass displacement and dispossession of people on racial grounds, a collective moral failure that remains only partially addressed. Japanese Canadians lost their homes, farms, businesses, as well as personal, family, and communal possessions. Landscapes of Injustice is dedicated to recovering and grappling with this difficult past.

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Samuel Moyn - Christian Human Rights - 2017-01-26

Description:

Dr. Sam Moyn, Jeremiah J. Smith Jr. Professor of Law and Professor of History at Harvard University, http://scholar.harvard.edu/smoyn, is a leading scholar of European intellectual history, human rights, and globalization studies. A doctorate inEuropean history from Berkeley and J.D. from Harvard, Dr. Moyn has taught at Columbia University’s history department and Harvard’s Law School and History departments. He has written several books inEuropean intellectual history, such as The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History (Harvard University Press, 2010), and edited or co-edited many others, including Global Intellectual History (withAndrew Sartori) (Columbia University Press, 2013) and Rethinking Modern European Intellectual History (with Darrin McMahon) (Oxford University Press, 2014). His recent book, Christian Human Rights(University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015), is based on the Mellon Distinguished Lectures given at the University of Pennsylvania in 2014.

His activities as Lansdowne Lecturer will include a public lecture, “Christian Human Rights,” on Thursday January 26th, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. He will also lead a faculty research seminaradvertised widely to faculty in history, philosophy, political science, and law, among other fields, titled “Human Rights and History” on Friday, January 27th, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. in Law Library 265.Finally, he will also deliver the evening keynote lecture to the Qualicum Conference on Friday January 27th, 2017, titled “Rethinking the History of Social Rights.”


Location: DAVID TURPIN BUILDING- A102
Times:19:30 - 20:30
Pricing:

Free


URL:http://web.uvic.ca/history

International Holocaust Remembrance Day - 2017-01-27

Description:

Please join the students of UVic in commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day on campus with a special ceremony. Various student, community, and university organizations will becoming together to remember the Holocaust whose legacy continues to impact many of us.

The ceremony will be held on January 27th, from 2:00-3:00PM in the Farquhar Auditorium Lobby in the University Centre. This event is free of charge, and there will be general seating, thoughplease give priority to the elderly and those in need. In order to make this event as accessible as possible, there will be two licensed American Sign Language interpreters.

This event will be held on the traditional and ancestral lands of the Xwepsum and Lekwungen peoples. We come from a place of respect and gratitude to know that this memorial will be takingplace on their lands.

Thank you to the History Department, UVSS and Multi-Faith Services for sponsoring this event. For more information, please contact: Paige Gelfer- pgelfer@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/1777716565827924/


Location: UNIVERSITY CENTRE- Farquhar Auditorium Lobby
Times:14:00 - 15:00
Pricing:

This event is free of charge, and there will be general seating, though please give priority to the elderly and those in need.


URL:https://www.facebook.com/events/1777716565827924/

Beyond White Supremacy: Workshops for Change - 2017-02-03

Description:

1. Challenging the Law: Dispossession and Japanese Canadians.


Outside the taking of Indigenous lands, the greatest dispossession in Canadian history occurred with the uprooting and dispossession of 21,000 Japanese Canadians between 1942 and 1949. Agroup of lawyers and community researchers assess the legal mechanisms used in what amounted to a massive miscarriage of justice, and the implications for today. Join redress leader Justice MarykaOmatsu, Eric Adams (University of Alberta), Donald Galloway (University of Victoria), and others for a probing discussion into the past and present.


Time: 1–4 pm, Friday, February 3, 2017; 


Location: Faculty of Law–Fraser Building Room 157, UVIC.

2. (Un)Settling the Land, Working for Change
.

First Nations, Asian Canadians and their allies come together in a roundtable to talk about:


  • The history of struggles on Salt Spring Island and their lessons for building alliances for change on the coast, with Joe Akerman and Mary Kitagawa;

  • New perspectives on change from young Asian Canadian and First Nations activists Jeff Tanaka, Macayla Yan, and Alana Sayers;

  • Repatriating treasures and decolonizing our heritage and teaching institutions with Chief Bill Cranmer (Yalis-Alert Bay, U’mista Cultural Centre).


The workshop will close with award-winning author and redress leader, Roy Miki (Simon Fraser University).


Time: 9 am–5 pm, Saturday, February 4, 2017. 


Location: First Peoples House, UVIC


Location: FRASER BUILDING- 157
Times:All Day
Pricing:

Free


URL:http://vi-asiancanadians.ca/

Beyond White Supremacy: Workshops for Change - 2017-02-04

Description:

1. Challenging the Law: Dispossession and Japanese Canadians.


Outside the taking of Indigenous lands, the greatest dispossession in Canadian history occurred with the uprooting and dispossession of 21,000 Japanese Canadians between 1942 and 1949. Agroup of lawyers and community researchers assess the legal mechanisms used in what amounted to a massive miscarriage of justice, and the implications for today. Join redress leader Justice MarykaOmatsu, Eric Adams (University of Alberta), Donald Galloway (University of Victoria), and others for a probing discussion into the past and present.


Time: 1–4 pm, Friday, February 3, 2017; 


Location: Faculty of Law–Fraser Building Room 157, UVIC.

2. (Un)Settling the Land, Working for Change
.

First Nations, Asian Canadians and their allies come together in a roundtable to talk about:


  • The history of struggles on Salt Spring Island and their lessons for building alliances for change on the coast, with Joe Akerman and Mary Kitagawa;

  • New perspectives on change from young Asian Canadian and First Nations activists Jeff Tanaka, Macayla Yan, and Alana Sayers;

  • Repatriating treasures and decolonizing our heritage and teaching institutions with Chief Bill Cranmer (Yalis-Alert Bay, U’mista Cultural Centre).


The workshop will close with award-winning author and redress leader, Roy Miki (Simon Fraser University).


Time: 9 am–5 pm, Saturday, February 4, 2017. 


Location: First Peoples House, UVIC


Location: FRASER BUILDING- 157
Times:All Day
Pricing:

Free


URL:http://vi-asiancanadians.ca/

Price Paid the Fight for First Nations Survival - 2017-02-08

Description:

Presentation by Bev Sellars

February 8th 2:30-3:30 David Turpin A104.

Bev Sellars is a former councillor and chief of the Xat’sull (Soda Creek) First Nation in Williams Lake, and author of the prize winning book They Called Me Number One: Secrets and Survivalat an Indian Residential School and the new book Price Paid: The Fight for First Nations Survival.


Location: DAVID TURPIN BUILDING- A104
Times:14:30 - 15:30
Pricing:

Free


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Unpredictable Futures: Islam, Citizenship, and Political Possibility in France - 2017-02-09

Description:

Mayanthy Fernando


Location: MACLAURIN BUILDING- D110
Times:17:30 - 19:30
Pricing:

Free


URL:http://web.uvic.ca/history

Symposium - First Nations, Land, and James Douglas: Indigenous and Treaty Rights in the Colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia,1849-1864 - 2017-02-24

Description:

February 24-26th 2017 Songhees Wellness Centre Victoria, B.C. The symposium will begin with tours of Songhees traditional territory by land and sea on Friday followed by academic andcommunity presentations on Saturday and Sunday addressing the following themes:

1. Relations between First Nations and James Douglas

2. Indigenous and Colonial Concepts of Land, Law and Territory

3. Hunting and Fishing Rights

4. The End of Treaty-Making

5. The Roles of the HBC and the Colonial Office

6. The History of Douglas Era Reserves

7. Current relevance of these historical events.

Registration deadline is February 10, 2017. For more information and to register, please visit http://www.uvic-songhees.ca/


Location:Songhees Wellness Centre -
Times:All Day
Pricing:

Free


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