Date: Monday, September 24
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Andrea and Charles Bronfman Theatre
Language: Presented in English
During the Cold War, more than 36,000 individuals entering Canada claimed Czechoslovakia as their country of citizenship. A defining characteristic of this migration of mostly political refugees was the prevalence of anti-communist and democratic values. Museum Researcher, Dr. Jan Raska’s Czech Refugees in Cold War Canada explores how these newcomers joined or formed ethnocultural organizations to help in their attempts to affect developments in Czechoslovakia and Canadian foreign policy towards their homeland.