With the start of WWI came the War Measures Act, which was introduced and activated, in the interest of Canadian national security, to arrest and imprison citizens based on the country from which they had emigrated. Join Ukrainian writers Jars Balan, Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch and Bohdan Kordan as they discuss this controversial statute and its implications for Canada’s Ukrainian community. Alexander Motyl hosts and moderates.
The Shevchenko Foundation is a national, chartered philanthropic institution dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Ukrainian Canadian cultural heritage and the advancement of a flourishing Ukrainian community.
This event is part of 2014’s Festival focus, Remembering the Story: IFOA@35 Remembers the Great War, a programme featuring works that explore the societal changes in Canada and across the world around WWI.