Join us for this free talk presented by Yoriko Gillard in partnership with Capilano University as part of the Capilano Universe Lecture Series.
While we live in the present, past memories and future hopes are nevertheless entangled in our minds and experiences. Memories of hardship especially can remain and haunt us. Year after year, we continue to face and accumulate memories of natural disasters and social injustices worldwide. Human tragedies have effects at many levels, on individuals, families, and society. In this presentation, we will discuss how some of the hardships of past memories such as resilient stories of the Great East Japan Earthquake (2011) and Japanese Canadian injustice (1942-1949) have begun to give rise to hope and strength in people. During this presentation, participants are welcome to share their liminal stories.
About the presenter:
Yoriko Gillard is an instructor of Japanese at Capilano Unversity. She is a Ph.D. Candidate in Language and Literacy Education at UBC who believes in the importance of narratives in education. While teaching Japanese language, Japanese culture and art through a variety of creative practices in various educational communities, she tries to connect with people in reciprocal, respectful, affectionate, and trustful relationships, the Kizuna way. Kizuna is a Japanese word that connotes strong feelings of belonging to one’s community, people, lands, and nature. The concept is well known in Japan especially ever since the Great East Japan Earthquake struck the country in 2011.
This event is free, but space is limited. Register online, in person at any Burnaby Public Branch, or by calling 604-436-5400.