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).
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Trevor Kenney, News & Information Manager