Landscapes of Injustice

Landscapes of Injustice

RBCM@Home: Exploring the Broken Promises Exhibit

Broken Promises focusses on the dispossession of property owned by Japanese Canadians and will travel to the Royal BC Museum in 2022. Dr. Yasmin Amaratunga Railton, co-curator of the Broken Promises exhibit will talk about how the exhibit is told from the perspective of seven Japanese Canadian narrators and how the government policies of dispossession affected all generations of their families. Credit: RBCM

This Week in History (Season 2 Episode 26): Japanese Canadians

Join Reporter Bruce Kirkpatrick and RBCM archivist Frederike Verspoor explain how many Japanese Canadians lived in BC before they were sent to internment camps in the interior. Few returned to live on the coast after the war.

Credit: RBCM and CHEK-TV (2013-14)

RBCM@Outside Hidden History of Esquimalt Teahouse

Join RBCM@ Outside host Liz Crocker and Michael Abe, project manager of the Landscapes of Injustice project, for a virtual walk and talk about the history of the Japanese Teahouse in Esquimalt Gorge Park on Vancouver Island. We’ll retrace the site of the former gardens and discuss the effects of dispossession and internment on tens of thousands of Japanese Canadians in BC during the 1940s.​

Credit: RBCM

This Week in History (Season 4 Episode 12): Gorge Japanese Tea Garden

Join Reporter Veronica Cooper and University of Victoria student researchers Paige Fehr and Stephen Topfer explain the history of the Japanese Tea Garden at Esquimalt Gorge Park. Read more about the Japanese Tea Garden here.

Credit: RBCM and CHEK-TV (2015-16)