Thursday, August 4, 2011

Women's History events coming up, Greater Vancouver, BC

The Lesbian Landmarks tour of Vancouver's Commercial Drive area tonight has sold out, but other women's history events are coming up this month and early fall.

Sunday August 14th, 2011 11:30am-12:30pm
4th Annual Herstory Cafe Summer Picnic at Camp Vivian, Tea Swamp Park, Vancouver, BC.

This summer we are meeting at historic Tea Swamp Park in Mount Pleasant at the corner of 15th Ave and Sophia St (2 blocks east of Main St).

This little park was officially named Tea Swamp in 1985 after the Park Board was petitioned by the Brewery Creek Historical Society. A large swamp formed by a beaver dam once sat at this location. The swamp created an opening in the dense forest allowing vegetation to flourish, including Labrador tea plants (Royal BC Museum link).

Bring your own lunch, blanket or chair and your favourite women's history book or photograph and share its story with the group. Cancelled if raining. Look for the “Camp Vivian” banner.

Vancouver Parks link with map and directions to Tea Swamp Park.

A free event!
Sponsored by Herstory Cafe:

Thursday, September 8, 2011 7:00pm
Terrain of Memory: A Japanese Canadian Memorial Project. A talk by Kirsten Emiko McAllister
Japanese Canadian National Museum at the Nikkei Place, 6688 Southoaks Crescent, (just off Kingsway) Burnaby.

JCNM’s Speaker Series: Dr. McAllister will present her book Terrain of Memory which tells the story of the Japanese Canadian elders who built a memorial in New Denver, British Columbia, to transform a site of political violence into a space for remembrance. It shows how their memorial transformed the valley where once over 7,000 women, men, and children were interned into a pilgrimage site for Japanese Canadians where they can mourn and pay their respects to the wartime generation.

SPEAKER: Kirsten Emiko McAllister is an associate professor in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University. For more about her book, Terrain of Memory: A Japanese Canadian Memorial Project, go to Terrain of Memory at UBC Press.

Book signing and refreshments.
A free event!
The Herstory Cafe is co sponsoring this event with the Japanese Canadian National Museum:
Japanese Canadian National Museum:
Telephone: 604 777 7000

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