Holocaust Education Week at the Museum

The 14th annual Holocaust Education Week in Halifax is a week of programs curated to commemorate the tragedy of the Holocaust and to perpetuate the memory of its happening through education and testimonies. In partnership with the Atlantic Jewish Council, the Museum is pleased to offer two special events for Holocaust Education Week:

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Pier 21 Reads - 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.

This exhibit will begin a national tour after its debut as a temporary exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 on March 10, 2018.

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