Reflections of an Elder: an Evening with Dr. David Suzuki
Join us at the JCCC for a very special evening with DR. DAVID SUZUKI, Award-Winning Scientist, Environmentalist, and Broadcaster. Dr. Suzuki has long been a source of great pride among the Japanese Canadian community. His discussion will present his “reflections as an elder” both as an exceptional Canadian and as a Japanese Canadian.
Dr. Suzuki has been recognized by BC Achievement in partnership with the Lieutenant Governor of BC for his extraordinary work as a recipient of the 2021 BC Reconciliation Award. He is a Companion to the Order of Canada and a recipient of UNESCO's Kalinga Prize for science, the 2009 Right Livelihood Award, and UNEP’s Global 500. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and holds 31 honorary degrees from universities in Canada, United States and Australia. His written work includes more than 56 books, 19 of them for children. Dr. Suzuki received the JCCC’s Sakura Award in 2011.
David is adopted into three Indigenous families: (in absentia) by Chief Wah Moodmx (Killerwhale, Johnny Clifton) of Hartley Bay, BC and was given the name Gootm Lgu Waalksik (Heart of a Prince); and by Chief George Housty of the Heiltsuk; and by Ada Yovanovitch (Eagle Clan) of the Haida of Haida Gwaii and given the name Gyaagan (My Own). He has also received from Indigenous Peoples the following names; Nuchi (Big Mountain) from the Nuu Chah Nulth of BC; Nan Wa Kawi (Man Who Knows Much) from the Kwagiulth of BC; Nattoo Istuk (Sacred Mountain) from the Kainai (formerly Blood) First Nation of Alberta; Karnumeya (Mountain Man) from the Kaurna of Australia; and Kehiwawasis (Eagle Child) Honorary Chief from the Cree of Alberta.
Doors Open 6:30PM
Screening David Suzuki Signs Off
Reflections of an Elder and Q&A
JCCC Member: $26.55 +HST ($30)
Non-Member: $30.97 +HST ($35)