Online Conversation with Mary and Tosh Kitagawa

Challenging Injustice: A conversation with human rights activists Keiko Mary Murakami-Kitagawa and Tosh Kitagawa

The Japanese Garden Society is hosting a conversation on Zoom with human rights activists, Mary and Tosh Kitagawa. This opportunity emerged while we were working on the series of forums on racism.

The recording of the conversation is now up on our website.

Date: April 13th (Wednesday) from 7pm to 8:30pm

Keiko Mary Murakami-Kitagawa and Tosh Kitagawa have spent decades as human rights activists in the Japanese-Canadian community and beyond.

Their zoom conversation with Rumiko Kanesaka, a long-term volunteer of the Japanese Garden Society, will range through history, their own family stories, and what empowers them to emerge from personal and collective trauma as strong community members.

Mary is the older sister of well-known Salt Spring Islanders Rose and Richard Murakami, and with them endured the wartime dispossession and removal of Japanese-Canadians from the island. The generation which experienced the Uprooting of Japanese Canadians from the Coast is vanishing and an opportunity to hear their first-hand story is becoming rare.  

Please join us for an evening with this inspiring couple who continue to devote their lives to challenging injustice. 

Keiko Mary Murakami-Kitagawa and Tosh Kitagawa