news | Tuesday April 23, 2024

You're Invited to the Launch of Gaman – Perseverance by Art Miki!

May 1! Join us in the Heritage Lounge of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre to celebrate the launch of Gaman – Perseverance: Japanese Canadians’ Journey to Justice, the new memoir by Art Miki!

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.

Enjoy a reading from Gaman – Perseverance, an introduction from Mohammed Hashim, executive director of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, and a conversation between Art Miki and Lynn Deutscher Kobayashi, president of the Toronto chapter of the National Association of Japanese Canadians.

The Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre is fully wheelchair and scooter accessible.

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

Gaman – Perseverance Launch
Heritage Lounge – Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
Toronto, ON
May 1, 2024
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; the event begins at 7:00 p.m.

Our gratitude to the Canadian Race Relations Foundation for making this event possible.