Why Mewa Singh killed William Hopkinson?
Revisiting Canadian Immigration Inspector
Author: Gurpreet Singh
When: Sunday July 28, 2013
Venue: Firehall Centre for Arts
11489, 84 Avenue, Delta, B.C.
Reception & tour of the Komagata Maru painting exhibition by Jarnail Singh.
Welcome address by MC Naveen Girn, a research scholar, who is instrumental in identifying important places connected with the Indo Canadian history.
Opening of the event with a traditional song by Musqueam tribe members and prominent indigenous activists Cecilia Point and her sister Mary Point.
Cecilia Point’s lecture on the history of occupation, and indigenous struggles against colonization in Canada and the relevance of the ongoing grassroots level Idle No More movement.
Georgia Straight Editor Charlie Smith will deliver speech on the history of racism and immigration in Canada and draw a connection between the struggles by South Asian Immigrants and the indigenous peoples for social justice.
Hugh Johnston, a prominent Historian and author will try to situate the story of Mewa Singh in a broader context of the history of racial discrimination in Canada.
2: 55 pm
Former BC Human Rights Commissioner Harinder Mahil will explain how racism and discriminatory policies in Canada contributed to the acts of resistance by the indigenous peoples and South Asian immigrants and how these challenges continue to prevail.
Book launching by the descendants of the Ghadar activists
Prominent speakers from the community will express their views.
Concluding remarks and speech by Gurpreet Singh
For more information call
Satish Gulati of Chetna Parkashan at 604-230-9379
Jarnail Singh at 604-825-4659