news | Friday April 12, 2024

Tonight! Join us for the Launch of Gaman – Perseverance by Art Miki!

Tonight! Join us in the Ellipse Lobby at the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre to celebrate the launch of Gaman – Perseverance: Japanese Canadians’ Journey to Justice by Art Miki! Enjoy a reading from Gaman – Perseverance as well as a conversation between Art Miki and Lisa Uyeda, Collections Manager at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre.

Gaman – Perseverance is an in-depth memoir detailing the intense negotiations that took place in the 1980s between the Government of Canada and the NAJC – negotiations which finally resulted in the historic Japanese Canadian Redress Agreement of September 1988 and the acknowledgment by Prime Minister Brian Mulroney that Canada had wronged its own citizens. In Gaman – Perseverance, Art Miki recollects his past experiences and family history, revealing the beliefs and attitudes that shaped his life’s journey as a youth in British Columbia, an educator in Manitoba, and a community leader across Canada.

Mr. Art Miki is an active leader in the Japanese Canadian community, having served as president of the National Association of Japanese Canadians from 1984 to 1992. He led the negotiations to achieve a just redress settlement for Japanese Canadians interned during World War II. For his efforts nationally, provincially, and locally, he has received this country’s highest recognition, the Order of Canada, the Order of Manitoba, and recently, the Order of the Rising Sun from the government of Japan. He is past-president of the Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba and the Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba. Art is a former teacher and principal, a Canadian Citizenship Judge, and a lecturer at the University of Winnipeg.

Attendance is free! Seating is first-come, first-served. Light refreshments will be available. We can’t wait to see you there!

The Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre is wheelchair and scooter accessible.

Gaman – Perseverance Launch
Ellipse Lobby, Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre
6688 Southoaks Crescent
Burnaby, BC
April 12, 2024
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; the event begins at 7:00 p.m.

This event is made possible by the Canadian Race Relations Foundation. Thank you to the Canadian Race Relations Foundation and our venue partner, Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre.