Behind the official stories of the nation live the silenced histories of the past. Renee Saklikar’s forthcoming collection, Children of Air India, engages with a personal and political remembrance of the past that brings together powerful imagery of loss and memory.
Gurpreet Singh sheds light on the centennial of the Gadhar Party, an anti-imperial movement that sought to overthrow the British Empire, and how its Vancouver roots inspired the imagination of social justice revolutionaries around the world. As part of the first Bhangra team in North America, Dr. Kanwal Singh Neel has seen first-hand the transformative power of art in bridging cultural divides.
Each speaker provides a space for silenced or forgotten narratives of personal memory, intercultural cooperation, and colonial resistance to be reclaimed (and exclaimed) as important parts of Canada’s story. The event is curated and moderated by cultural researcher Naveen Girn.