Liminal Storytelling: Where do we belong in the Transition between the Past and the Future?
Yoriko Gillard leads this free public lecture as part of the Capilano Universe series.
While we live in the present, past memories and future hopes are nevertheless entangled in our minds and experiences. Memories of hardship can remain and haunt us. Human tragedies have effects at many levels, on individuals, families and society. This presentation considers how past memories of hardships, such as stories of the Great East Japan Earthquake (2011) and Japanese Canadian Injustice (1942-1949), have begun to give rise to hope and strength in people. Participants will be welcome to share their own liminal stories.
Yoriko Gillard, BA, MA is an instructor of Japanese at Capilano University. While teaching Japanese language, culture and art through a variety of creative practices in various educational communities, she tries to connect with people in the Kizuna way – a Japanese word that connotes strong feelings of belonging to one’s community, people, lands and nature.