Tag Archives: Reflection

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. “

Learning Through Outrage

“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.”

On Privilege: Reflections on the Douglas Treaties Conference

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.

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 […]