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150 Years and Counting: Fighting for Justice on the Coast
Salt Spring Library Program Room


Exhibition Opening & Reception

Friday November 3rd, 2017 at 3-4pm


Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 at 2pm

From Friendly Cove (Yuquot) in the 1780s to Grace Islet in 2015, from Victoria in the 1880s to 1940s Cumberland and beyond, Indigenous Peoples, Asian Canadians and their allies have been fighting for justice on the coast. Yet in many cases, their names and stories have been erased from history.

The Salt Spring Historical Society and the Japanese Garden Society are co-hosting an exhibition developed by the University of Victoria’s Asian Canadians on Vancouver Island (ACVI) Project. The exhibit focuses on the courage of ordinary people who strove for justice in the face of restrictive government policies based on their ethnicity. The goal of the exhibit is to increase awareness, understanding, and empathy among Canadians of all backgrounds through storytelling.

The official opening for the exhibition is Friday, November 3rd, at 3pm, in the Salt Spring Island Library Program Room. Facilitators will be on hand to answer questions and refreshments will be served.

Please note that the regular Historical Society member’s meeting will also be held in the Program Room at Library this month to coincide with the exhibition.
Professor John Price from the University of Victoria will be our speaker at that meeting on Wednesday, November 8th, at 2pm. His talk will focus on the histories of struggle, survival and transformation to overcome colonial exclusion and dispossession on the Pacific Coast, and the challenges that continue today.
Questions and answers to follow. A booklet to accompany the exhibition is available by donation. All are welcome!

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