In 1914, “Komagata Maru” carried 376 South Asian would-be immigrants to Canada, but it was turned away from Vancouver. This reflected a larger move against Asian immigration at that time in both popular and official circles.
In honour of the centenary of this tragic event, UBC Asian Studies and its partners have produced a multi-faceted program in early May to commemorate and understand more fully the incident and its ongoing significance in Canada today. Please click here for more information.
An evening with Ali Kazimi and the film Continuous Journey
(The Harjit Kaur Sidhu Memorial Program for 2014)
Thursday, May 1 | 7:00 p.m. | Centre Stage, New Surrey City Hall
Performing the Post-colonial: The political work of theatre
Saturday, May 3 | 2:00 p.m. | UBC St. John’s College
Performing the Komagata Maru: Theatre and the Work of Memory
Saturday, May 3 | 7:30p.m. | UBC Frederic Wood Theatre
Sunday, May 4 | 2:00 p.m. | UBC Frederic Wood Theatre
Friday, May 9 | 8:00 p.m. | Surrey Arts Centre
Tickets: $10 (at both venues)