Pender Street

Pender Street

Metadata

PlaceNamePender Street
DescA street in Vancouver on the outskirts of Japantown, a historic community for Japanese Canadians before WWII. Now located in the Downtown Eastside.

Terminology

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.