Event Title

Remembering the past, reinventing the present

Presenter Information

Alia Somani, Sheridan College

Location

HMC, A365

Start Date

1-3-2017 10:45 AM

End Date

1-3-2017 11:15 AM

Description

My research considers an event in Canadian history that tends to be forgotten: the Komagata Maru incident, or the 1914 turning away of Punjabi migrants from Canada’s border. In this paper, I ask: what does it mean to remember this event more than 100 years after it took place?

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Mar 1st, 10:45 AM Mar 1st, 11:15 AM

Remembering the past, reinventing the present

HMC, A365

My research considers an event in Canadian history that tends to be forgotten: the Komagata Maru incident, or the 1914 turning away of Punjabi migrants from Canada’s border. In this paper, I ask: what does it mean to remember this event more than 100 years after it took place?