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dear community | Angela May

Location: Online

This project is comprised of two parts: a creative video and a conversation. The creative video, dear community, uses conversations with family and friends; visions of home; illustration; and all kinds of writing, both written and spoken, in order to question conventional tellings of Japanese Canadian history as well as the kinds of politics—and futures—that these tellings afford.  

Angela May is a community activist, writer, and PhD student in English and Cultural Studies from McMaster University. As a mixed Japanese Canadian settler, her work focuses on the Japanese Canadian and Downtown Eastside communities, particularly as they overlap. Nicole Yakashiro is a PhD student in History from the University of British Columbia. As a yonsei settler, her research critically considers Japanese Canadian history in light of settler colonialism, with particular attention to the Fraser Valley. 

A transcript of dear community is available here.




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