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April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$20.00
(Re)Making home away from home: South Asians’ 120 years in Vancouver.
Members: $15 (please log into your account to get the discounted rate);
For over a century, South Asians have been making their home in Vancouver. Public opinion about the migration of South Asians to Vancouver at the turn of the last century (est. 1903) was fraught with racism, discrimination, and prejudice. While South Asians saw themselves as British subjects coming to another colony, European settlers saw them only as economic migrants to a “White Canada” with limited rights and responsibilities. From 1907-1947 South Asians fought for the right to vote, to citizenship, to representation, to the rightful depiction in the media, to voluntary migration and for Canadian public opinion to change. Join Dr. Satwinder Kaur Bains as she explores the strength and resilience of the South Asian community (re)making a home away from home through archival images, community stories and current events. She will then reflect on the idea of home and the interplay of nostalgia and memory of Punjab that have shaped her identity.
Register by Friday, April 14th.
Hycroft Heritage Preservation Foundation