Truths Not Often Told: Being South Asian in Burnaby is a new exhibit at the Burnaby Village Museum highlighting the stories of Burnaby’s South Asian Canadian communities as they migrated to Burnaby in the early 1900s to find jobs, experienced restrictive policies and worked together to build community supports.
The exhibit evolved from a multi-year research project to record and present the diverse experiences of Burnaby’s South Asian Canadian communities and features recorded poetry and plays, family photographs, cultural belongings and the commissioned art by renowned South Asian visual artist Jag Nagra.
Truths Not Often Told was produced in close consultation with the Museum’s South Asian Advisory Committee and curated by Burnaby Village Museum’s curator Jane Lemke and Simon Fraser University visiting faculty Dr. Anushay Malik.
A free curator’s tour will be held on May 25 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. They will discuss the difficult task of uncovering these often untold stories throughout history and will highlight the stories of resilience and hope of today’s South Asian Canadian community.