Tag Archives: Community

Being Trespassers

“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. “

Video: S&A Forum Roundtable Discussion

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 – […]

Steadying ourselves for Trump

The election of Donald J. Trump on November 8, 2016 sent shockwaves throughout the world. In the wake of the election, open violence and hate speech towards already marginalized people has intensified in Canada and the United States. For those attentive to histories of racism and settler state violence, there are unsettling echoes of the 1940s rendered […]

“Who’s it benefiting?”: Bazzi Irvine

Bazzi Irvine is an anthropologist and archaeologist in Victoria. He has been involved with the Free Tibet movement for over ten years, first as member of Students for a Free Tibet International and later with the Canada Tibet Committee. I spent an afternoon interviewing Bazzi about his own vision of activism and accountable scholarship. First, however, we discussed the Tibet […]

“Listen to each other’s voices”: Karen Kobayashi

Dr. Karen Kobayashi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, University of Victoria. She has been involved in the Japanese Canadian community since her teenage years in Toronto, first as a member of the original NAJC Youth Group and later in her early adult years in Vancouver as a Board member of the National […]

‘Indebted to activist scholarship’: Monique Flores Ulysses

Monique Flores Ulysses is a former Landscapes of Injustice research assistant now in the first semester of her PhD. I interviewed her earlier in the year, knowing of her interest in activist and grassroots movements historically in addition to her engagement with conversations around oppression and inequality today. As a characteristic millennial, I often encounter […]