In June of 2011, the Association of Italian Canadian Writers (AICW), in partnership with Guernica Editions and Accenti Magazine, launched AICW Remembers the Internment of Italian Canadians. AICW Remembers is a national project created to increase public awareness and knowledge about the internment of Italian Canadians during the Second World War, in the hope of bringing about a greater understanding of broader issues such as racism and discrimination – in both historical and contemporary terms.
The project consisted of the production and wide distribution of two companion books on the internment – in traditional print media and as electronic books. As well, selected material appeared in issues of Accenti Magazine. The books were published in Winter 2012 and were launched in five cities across Canada in March.
AICW Remembers the Internment of Italian Canadians was produced by the Association of Italian Canadian Writers, in partnership with Guernica Editions and Accenti Magazine. The project was funded by the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (Community Historical Recognition Program - CHRP).
Founded in 1986, the Association of Italian Canadian Writers brings together a community of writers, critics, academics, and other artists and promotes Italian Canadian literature and culture within an ethnoculturally diverse society. The AICW is a non-profit organization. To learn more, please visit www.aicw.ca.
Since 1978 Guernica Editions has published over three hundred titles and five hundred authors from around the world. Many of its fiction and nonfiction books deal in one way or another with the pleasurable understanding of different cultures. Do not expect to find stereotypical images here. Only fine literature. Visit www.guernicaeditions.com.
Founded in 2002, Accenti Magazine and Accenti Online bring together readers who are passionate about Italian culture and the Italian lifestyle. An independent voice, Accenti is dedicated to intelligent discourse through original content, and it continues to provide a platform for aspiring writers and photographers. Visit Accenti Online at www.accenti.ca.
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SAYEEDA ALIBHAI - GIULIA DE GASPERI Project Assistants