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The University of Lethbridge in partnership with Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden, Ron & Joyce Sakamoto, Lethbridge Herald, SACPA, Wesbridge Construction Limited will present the following:
Title: Forgiveness, A Gift from My Grandparents
Speaker: Mark Sakamoto
Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: PE-250 (1st Choice Savings Centre for Sports & Wellness, U of L)
Sakamoto’s 2017 memoir Forgiveness, beautifully chronicles the stories of his grandparents and their struggles during the war years. Forgiveness intertwines the compelling stories of Ralph MacLean and the Sakamotos as the war rips their lives and their humanity out of their grasp. But somehow, despite facing such enormous transgressions against them, the
two families learned to forgive. Without the depth of their forgiveness, this book's author, Mark Sakamoto, would never have existed. Forgiveness is a national bestseller and has won CBC Canada Reads, the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction and the OLA Evergreen Award.
Everyone is welcome.