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Japanese-Canadians: Langham Building and Executive Director

japanese-canadians: Over 80 Japanese-Canadians lived in the Langham building in pretty rough conditions, a lot of small rooms with people crammed, said the society's executive director, Paul Grace-Campbell, according to CBC. Campbell told CBC On The Coast guest host Gloria Macarenko the events over the weekend are a chance to reflect on what happened, learn from the past and start a discussion about Canada's future. '1064788035563', 'playlist Selector' 'container Selector' ' container48085848', 'ciid' 'caffeine14345200' ; It's very important to remember what happened to Japanese-Canadians and also to look at it in the context of what is going on now globally, Grace-Campbell said. Roughly, 1,100 of them were interned in Kaslo, B.C. This weekend, the community is remembering the era with discussion and reflection at Kaslo's Langham Cultural Society. 75th anniversary of Japanese-Canadian internment camps echoes as fears of Islamophobia rise Lynne Kutsukake on a lesser-known part of Japanese-Canadian history The Langham building, where the society and a museum are located, was home for some of the people interned during the war. Globally, in terms of immigration policies and migration movements around the world, Grace-Campbell said, but also in the context of Canada's own multicultural history. Living memory Grace-Campbell said the internment and its aftermath had a significant impact on the community. It's always important to bring experts out, and people who have experience and to discuss multiculturalism and what that means for Canada, he said. ( As reported in the news.