Credit: UBC Special Collections JCPC.36.017
Anti-Racism Speaker Series - Session Six
John Price and Maryka Omatsu will discuss their book Challenging Racist “British Columbia” - 150 Years and Counting.
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The Settler and Japanese Canadian Perspective
John Price and Maryka Omatsu will discuss the book they co-authored, Challenging Racist “British Columbia” - 150 Years and Counting. The book documents how the recent cycle of anti-racist activism is part of a broader history of Indigenous, Black and other racialized communities challenging white supremacy in BC for over 150 years – particularly since 1871 when BC joined Canada.
The sixth session in the MOS Anti-Racism Speaker Series, this session is ideal for anyone interested in racism issues, as well as those who work in culture, museums and education.
Registration is free but required. A link to the Microsoft Teams meeting will be sent the morning of the presentation.
About Maryka Omatsu
She is a judge and a member of the negotiating team that won the 1988 redress agreement with the federal government. Maryka Omatsu is the author of Bittersweet Passage: Redress and the Japanese Canadian Experience and producer of the video Swimming Upstream – Injustice Revealed. She currently is a director of the National Association of Japanese Canadians.
About John Price
He is professor emeritus of history at the University of Victoria. John Price is the author of Orienting Canada: Race, Empire and the Transpacific (2011) and co-editor of the special issue of BC Studies, (Un)Settling the Islands: Race, Indigeneity and the Transpacific (2020).
How to Register
Registration is free but required. Save your spot at 604-592-6956 or email@example.com.
About the Image Above
Wreckage on Vancouver’s Powell Street after violent anti-Asian riot on September 7, 1907. UBC Special Collections JCPC.36.017. From page 45 of the book Challenging Racist “British Columbia” - 150 Years and Counting.