Pier 21 Reads with Blaise Ndala

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is delighted to host Blaise Ndala as part of the author reading series, Pier 21 Reads. On Thursday, November 2nd at 7:00 p.m., come hear the Congolese-Canadian present his searing new novel Sans capote ni kalachnikov and speak on themes of immigration and Canadian identity. Narrated by two ex-rebel soldiers, Sans capote ni kalachnikov tells the story of a world obsessed with celebrity, rife with commodified poverty and takes a swipe at capitalism and war. The audience will learn from his first-hand experience as he shares his story and reads excerpts from his novel. This presentation is in French.

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Pier 21 Presents Refuge Canada

On this World Refugee Day the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is honoured to announce a new travelling exhibit. Refuge Canada, now in development, examines the experiences of refugees in coming to Canada and Canada’s record in responding to waves of refugees from the start of the 20th century until the present.

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In Conversation with Jeanne Beker

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is honoured to welcome Canadian fashion journalist and icon Jeanne Beker for an evening of conversation on Mother’s Day. The daughter of Holocaust survivors, Beker will reflect on the heart-wrenching events of the Holocaust as she reads from her parents’ memoir, Joy Runs Deeper. She will discuss how her parents’ story of survival and the legacy of their experiences have shaped who she is today.

Following the reading, there will be a Q&A session with Jeanne Beker and book signing.

The event is free and being presented in English.

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