Advisory - Galt Museum & Archives exhibition explores history of how Japanese Canadians were represented in print

Friday, July 7, 2017

WHAT: Opening Reception for Stop the Presses! Japanese Canadians in 20th Century Southern Alberta Newspapers

WHEN: Sunday, July 9, 1 to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Galt Museum & Archives, 502 1 St S

The southern Alberta press regularly reported on Japanese Canadians across the 20th century. Shaped by what was happening locally, nationally and internationally, the way that Japanese Canadians were represented is a barometer of our social, cultural and moral attitudes. This interactive installation (developed with a University of Lethbridge student research team) presents a selection of headlines, articles and images from two of the region’s most important newspapers: The Lethbridge Herald and Raymond Recorder.

The launch event includes a keynote talk by the U of L’s Dr. Carly Adams and Plymouth University’s Dr. Darren Aoki, a special address by Mr. Tosh Kanashiro (Japanese Garden 1967 Committee, City of Lethbridge), and a sake tasting hosted by Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens. The event is presented in partnership with the Centre for Oral History and Tradition (University of Lethbridge) and Plymouth University (UK).

Free admission.

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