A Distinguished Lecture Series Sponsored by the University of Victoria’s Committee for Urban Studies
A Public Dialogue about the Prospects and Challenges of Cities
The City Talks is a free public speakers' series featuring distinguished urbanists drawn from our own university as well as from outside Victoria. During the 2012-13 academic year, we will hold six sessions at the Legacy Art Gallery* in downtown Victoria. In the fall (Sept-Nov) The City Talks will explore the urban history of the Japanese uprooting from the coast of British Columbia during the second world war. The lectures will help to mark the 70th anniversary of these events, asking how cities mattered at one of the lowest points in the history of Canadian pluralism. The spring series (Jan-Mar) is entitled "Making Cities Healthier: it's not about health care!"
Admission is free of charge and open to the public.
Please join us at Congregation Emanuel for a special presentation of The City Talks at 7:30 on Monday, June 3rd.
How does Canada's oldest synagogue fit into history? A panel on heritage, identity, and memory
- The place of the 150th Anniversary in the Spiritual Life of a Community
Harry Brechner, Rabbi, Congregation Emanuel
- Victoria's Chinatown: A Gateway to the Past and Present of Chinese Canadians
Zhongping Chen, History, University of Victoria
- Jewish Identity and Memory: The Online Yizkor Book Project
Faith Jones, History, UBC
- Weaving Together Heritage, Identity, and Memory
Richard Menkis, History, UBC
This panel is presented jointly by the Association for Canadian Jewish
Studies, the Canadian Historical Association, and The City Talks Richard Menkis and Jordan-Stanger-Ross, co-convenors.
This is a free event and open to the public. It will take place in the sanctuary of Congregation Emanuel at the corner of Blanshard and Pandora.