CPAC Anti-Racism Webinar Series (7): Visible and Invisible Forms of Racism

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020,

Time: 10 am -11 am ET

Languages: English, with simultaneous interpretation into Chinese

Register HERE

In response to the recent rise of anti-Asian racism during the Covid-19 pandemic and to help Asian Canadians better deal with racist harassments, CPAC has assembled a group of experts from across North America to present a series of educational webinars for the community in both English and Chinese. The topics include: Racism and Its Visible and Invisible Forms, Discrimination and Human Rights, Responding to Racist Harassments and Attacks, Bystander Intervention, Preventing Racial Bullying in School, and Racism, Hate Crime and Personal and Property Safety.

This seminar, Visible and Invisible Forms of Racism, will uncover some deeply hidden history of racism against Chinese in Canada and discuss the many overt and covert forms racism and their impact on the Chinese Canadian community as they manifest on the street, in the work place and in our school system.

Specifically, this interactive webinar will cover the following important topics.

  1. A brief History and Manifestation of Racism in Canada
  2. Multiculturalism: its original intent
  3. Concepts and Examples Related to Racism:
  • prejudice, stereotypes, discrimination, racial discrimination, microaggression
  • individual and systemic/institutionalized racism
  • biases and misconceptions
  1. Manifestations of Racism in the Workplace – Human Resource practices, glass and bamboo ceilings, underrepresentation and over-representation
  2. Manifestations of Racism in Education – underrepresentation, omissions and exclusion; beliefs and practices; stereotyping and bias; micro-aggression and bullying

PRESENTER:  Teresa Woo-Paw

Ms. Teresa Woo-Paw is the first Asian Canadian woman elected to the Calgary Board of Education and the Alberta Legislature where she served as a Cabinet Minister.

Teresa was appointed as the Chair of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation in 2019 and is currently Chair of ACCT Foundation, Co-Chair of Asian Heritage Foundation, Chair of the Eco-Village of Hope, Board Member of Calgary Arts Foundation, Honorary member of the Korean Women’s Association and the Malaysian Singapore Brunei Cultural Association. She is also the founder of the Ethnocultural Council of Calgary (Action Dignity) and the Calgary Chinese Community Service Association, and the President of Teresa Woo-Paw & Associates Ltd.

Teresa is a tireless advocate for diversity, inclusion and civic participation. As a consultant, she has provided diversity training for the Cultural Diversity Institute, the Calgary health region, United Way of Calgary, the Red Cross, Calgary Board of Education, the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association, and the Calgary Immigrant Aid Society.

The CPAC Anti-Racism Webinar Series is funded by the Government of Canada through the Canadian Red Cross.