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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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The Thinking Garden - 2017-03-01

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Free public screening and launch of 'The Thinking Garden,' a documentary film about South African women sowing the seeds of change. Q&A with filmmakers following. A film by Humanitiesprofessors Christine Welsh and Elizabeth Vibert. Three generations of South African women created a community garden in the dying days of apartheid. Twenty-five years later the garden is still goingstrong, helping to confront the ravages of climate change, poverty and HIV/AIDS. Beautifully filmed against the backdrop of a drought now gripping southern Africa, The Thinking Garden tells theinspiring story of how local action in food production can give the most vulnerable people a measure of control over their food and their futures. 35 min. In xiTsonga with English subtitles.

Event sponsored by UVic Centre for Global Studies and departments of Gender Studies and History


Location: MACLAURIN BUILDING- A144 - David Lam Auditorium
Times:19:00 - 20:30
Pricing:

Free public event


URL:http://womensfarm.org/

A Social History of Income Tax - 2017-03-02

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A Social History of Income Tax

British Columbia's Role in the First 50 years of the Federal Income Tax

Dr. Shirley Tillotson

Department of History, Dalhousie University

What better way to explore the relationship between citizens and the state than through tax? Complying with or resisting the taxman is always about money, but it is also always about largerquestions, too. Shirley Tillotson, author of Give and Take: the Citizen-Taxpayer and the Rise of Canadian Democracy, explores working class and indigenous tax protests and Treasury tax projects inBritish Columbia in the early years of the federal income tax and shows their impact on democratic culture.


Location: CLEARIHUE BUILDING- A206
Times:15:30 - 17:00
Pricing:

Free


URL:http://www.uvic.ca/humanities/history/

Susannah Heschel - History of Jewish Scholarship on Islam: The Story of A Fascination - 2017-03-23

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Susannah Heschel


Location: MACLAURIN BUILDING- D110
Times:16:30 - 18:00
Pricing:

Free


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