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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.

See History events in the UVic events calendar.

Scholarship & Activism Forum Launch - 2017-02-22

Description:

Join us for the launch of the Scholarship and Activism Forumwebsite and a roundtable discussion on the topics of scholarship, activism, and socialjustice. What does engaged scholarship look like in different disciplines? What is the role of the academy in promoting a just society? How is our scholarship impacted by the changing politicalclimate?

With opening remarks from Dr. Chris Goto-Jones (Dean of Humanities), the launch will be followed by a roundtable discussion with Drs. Janni Aragon (Poli Sci), Karen Kobayashi (Sociology),John Lutz (History), and Georgia Sitara (History, Women's Studies, and Social Justice Studies).

This event is put on in partnership with UVic History Department, the History Department Graduate Program, and Landscapes of Injustice. Light refreshments will be served.


Location:STUDENT UNION BUILDING - Upper Lounge
Times:15:30 - 17:30
Pricing:

This event is free.


URL:http://scholarshipandactivism.wordpress.com/

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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The Thinking Garden - 2017-03-01

Description:

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

Description:

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


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

Description:

Susannah Heschel


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

Free


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