Miscellaneous (Found loose between files 3 and 4)

Miscellaneous (Found loose between files 3 and 4)


Title Proper pr1073 MS2119 BOX 1 FILE MISC
Date(s) 1946
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains four documents. The first is a copy of a news bulletin from The Co-operative Committee on Japanese Canadians, Toronto, after the Supreme Court decision on the exile of Japanese Canadians and Japanese Nationals. The second document is an open letter from the “citizens of Canada" The letter expresses regret in the unjust treatment of Japanese Canadians. The third document is a letter from Awmack and W.J. Williams to the Student Christian Movement “at the Universities in Canada.” The letter is a request for financial support from the Student Christian Movement community to help Japanese students who were remaining in Canada to go to post-secondary. The last document is a letter from the United Church via the Vancouver Consultative Council asking for signatures from local parishioners to support the publication of an “open letter”.
Name of creator
Awmack, Winifred J. , a teacher at Tashme High School, created this archive.
Immediate source of acquisition
The digital copies of the records were acquired by the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective between 2014 and 2018.
This record was digitized in full.



Miscellaneous (Found loose between files 3 and 4)
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Readers of these historical materials will encounter derogatory references to Japanese Canadians and euphemisms used to obscure the intent and impacts of the internment and dispossession. While these are important realities of the history, the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective urges users to carefully consider their own terminological choices in writing and speaking about this topic today as we confront past injustice. See our statement on terminology, and related sources here.