Let’s Talk Webinar-A video series about anti-Asian racism
Join us for the launch of our Let’s Talk videos and discuss how we can find ways to resolve anti-Asian sentiment.
About this event
In response to the alarming rise in anti-Asian racism, the Act2EndRacism Network has produced five short videos, seeking to counter disinformation and misinformation that has fueled anti-Asian sentiment.
Join us on May 20th as we host a panel discussion with a special focus on two videos – “Yellow Peril” and “Model Minority”.
Moderated by Teresa Woo-Paw, Founder of Action, Chinese Canadians Together, we will discuss with our panelists why the yellow peril narrative still persists today. In what ways do our systems and structures uphold this form of racism? How has this narrative impacted racialized Canadians as employees, students, community members and, as we strive to be equal citizens?
Addressing systemic racism requires us to reflect and go underneath the surface. Our goal is to go beyond what has been discussed previously so we can find ways to resolve anti-Asian sentiments.
The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth
Deputy Minister Daniel Quan-Watson, Government of Canada Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs
Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission
Dr. Gina Wong, Founder and Ambassador Asian Gold Ribbon campaign
Moderator: Teresa Woo-Paw, Founder of Action, Chinese Canadians Together
For their full bios – visit here.
This event will also be held in conjunction with the launch of the inaugural Asian Gold Ribbon day, an initiative by Dr. Gina Wong and Sheila Wong.
The Asian Gold Ribbon 2021 Campaign urges individuals, organizations, and communities to demonstrate solidarity against Asian racism and to recognize its profound psychological impact. Asian and non-Asian persons will adorn face masks with the gold ribbon emblem and gold ribbon pins throughout the month of May to signify hope, unity, and solidarity for a better tomorrow. Learn more here.
East Asian Youth Summit 3 to 5 p.m. MST by Asian Gold Ribbon
Following the webinar, join Dr. Gina Wong and Teresa Woo-Paw at the East Asian Youth Summit 3:30-5 p.m. MST, presented by Asian Gold Ribbon.
The Inaugural Youth Summit will include a panel discussion with youth ambassadors across Canada as they share their personal experiences of anti-Asian racism and the impact on their lives. Learn more here.