The Japanese Canadian National Museum and the Herstory Cafe present
Good Wives and Wise Mothers: Japanese Picture Brides in Early Twentieth-Century British Columbia
a talk by Dr. Michiko Midge Ayukawa
Friday May 15, 2009 at 7 pm
Without the large influx of Japanese wives following the Gentlemen's Agreement of 1907, permanent settlement of Japanese may not have taken place. These brave, enterprising and adventurous women laid the foundation of the society and molded the character of their Canadian-born children.
Guest speaker Michiko Midge Ayukawa lives in Victoria, British Columbia and has published widely on Japanese Canadian history.
Her most recent book is Hiroshima Immigrants in Canada, 1891-1941, UBC Press 2008. A book signing follows the talk.
Rree admission; light refreshments
National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre, 6688 Southoaks Crescent (at Kingsway & Sperling), Burnaby, BC
Telephone: 604 - 777 - 7000 ext. 109
Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre: www.jcnm.ca
Herstory Cafe: www.herstorycafe.ca