Welcome to Historic Joy Kogawa House
Historic Joy Kogawa House is the childhood home of Canadian author Joy Kogawa. Joy and her family lived in the house until 1942, when they were sent to an internment camp along with thousands of other Canadians of Japanese descent. Now used as a site for author residencies and literary events, the house stands as a historical reminder of the internment experience of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War, and by extension, to the experiences of diverse cultural and ethnic groups within Canadian society.
Dr. Joti Samra is in conversation with Victoria Kuttainen on Tuesday, June 18, 7:30 to 9:00pm, exploring the challenges of mental health issues as they affect families, the role of narrative in healing, the ethics of telling, and barriers to identifying and seeking help for mental health issues, in migrant communities.read more
Our storytelling circles this Saturday afternoon will feature three published authors: Joy Kogawa (from Ontario), Victoria Kuttainen (from Australia), and May Q. Wong (from Victoria).read more
Find out more about our documentary and vote for us before May 31st on TELUS Storyhive!read more