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Past and Present: A Conversation about Race in BC (Early Immigrants)

Oct 27 2021

Event Details

Where: Coquitlam Library
Date: October 27, 2021
When: 6:30 PM

The second session in our speaker series will focus on the Early Immigrants in BC, specifically focusing on Chinese, Japanese and Punjabi immigrants. You will learn about their year of arrival and why they came, what industries they worked in when they arrived, and what experiences they dealt with, including legal rights and discrimination.

There will be time for questions from the audience.

When registering for this event, please specify if you will be joining us in person or via Zoom.

  • The Library will share an invitation to the Zoom meeting via email 24 hours in advance of the session.
  • Please contact the Library if you have not received an email.​
  • We may be unable to email invitations to the Zoom meeting if you register less than 60 minutes before the start of the program.

Other events in this speaker series include:

To learn more about this program, please contact Ann at 

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