“… for those of us learning and teaching about historic dispossessions, we are increasingly called upon to consider how the racism experienced by Asian migrants is connected to settler colonialism.”
“If museums are the places in which the people go to see themselves or others, it stands that the museum is the place where community also goes to imagine.”
“But Angela’s speech, published in The Volcano and The Bulletin / Geppo, and discussed among Japanese-Canadian community members, is, in key ways, not about the Chinese-Canadian experience (for she cannot speak to it). It is decidedly about her own—a messy, tangled experience. So, her entrance into this debate and the attention she received because of it is messy and tangled too. “
“One of the essentially hopeful ideas that resides at the heart of any legal order is that the law is aspirational. This necessarily involves critical reflection on the past as a way of trying to guide the future.”
“What Fanon and Césaire did offer me is an ability to name my experiences. I think back to being younger, before the onset of a politicized consciousness, and reprocess moments – years – of being in an othered body.”
“We want to have a presence and try and help find a way that people who live there […] not be displaced and pushed out. And how do you do that?”
The tour helped lift back the veil; I now see a very different place I call my home. Mark Albany enthusiastically showed us naïve tourists how most of the trees in the park near the beach had either been culturally modified due to bark stripping; or, had been tested for hollowness with searcher holes.
This past Wednesday we launched the S&A Forum with the UVic community. It was an energizing afternoon with remarks from UVic Dean of Humanities, Dr. Chris Goto-Jones, and a roundtable discussion with Drs. John Lutz (Department Chair, History), Georgia Sitara (Instructor, History and Gender Studies), Karen Kobayashi (Associate Professor, Sociology), and Janni Aragon (Director – […]