Broken Promises

broken promises

Broken Promises

Grounded in research from Landscapes of Injustice – a 7 year multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional, community engaged project, this exhibit explores the dispossession of Japanese Canadians in the 1940s. It illuminates the loss of home and the struggle for justice of one racially marginalized community. The story unfolds by following seven narrators. Learn about life for Japanese Canadians in Canada before war, the administration of their lives during and after war ends, and how legacies of dispossession continue to this day.

Visiting Hours

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More Resources

Complementary website: Landscape of Injustice - Narrative Site

Download exhibit tour app: Apple Store or Google Play

Broken Promises Catalogue (PDF)

La brochure Promesses Brisées (PDF)

Learn more about Landscapes of Injustice Project: LOI Online Archive


This project has been made possible by the Government of Canada.
Ce projet a été rendu possible grâce au gouvernement du Canada.