May is Asian Heritage Month


What Asian Heritage Month is about

For over 20 years, the Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba has successfully brought performers, artists, dancers, writers, musicians, and educators together.

Source: CBC News, Asian Heritage Month 2019 Interview with Marjorie Dowhos and founder and past President, Dr. Art Miki

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Asian Women of Winnipeg - International Women's Day GALA DINNER
Lunar New Year Greetings from Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba
COMBATING RACISM THROUGH THE ARTS – WRITERS’ SHOWCASE
COMBATING RACISM THROUGH THE ARTS –WRITERS’ SHOWCASE
March 3

The Writers’ Showcase provides an opportunity for five Asian, Indigenous and Black writers to explore racism in their writings and, as writers, be a catalyst for change. Each writer sits down in conversation with the interviewer in an informal setting.

March 9 – Asian Women of Winnipeg – International Women’s Day GALA DINNER
Saturday March 9
Asian Women of Winnipeg – International Women’s Day GALA DINNER
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Wishing our communities a prosperous
Lunar New Year!
May 23-26 – FascinAsian Film Festival
FascinAsian Film Festival
May 23-26

The annual FascinAsian Film Festival started as part of Asian Heritage Month activities in 2017 as an annual Asian Film Night event and has grown to become a branded multi-day festival which will be held in May 2024

DISCOUNTED Early-bird passes now available, and opportunities to volunteer.

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The Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba has been organizing Asian Heritage Month of May since 2002. This tradition began shortly after December 2001 when the Senate of Canada adopted a motion proposed by Senator Vivienne Poy to officially designate May as Asian Heritage Month in Canada. In May 2017, the Government of Manitoba formally recognized May as Asian Heritage Month. We plan to make this May the best Asian Heritage Month yet, with a variety of arts, cultural performances, and educational events that highlight the contributions, achievements, and talents of the Asian communities in Manitoba. Community involvement is key to the success of our goals, and we are reaching out to preferred businesses and organizations to be supporters and partners

The Asian Heritage Society has successfully brought performers, artists, dancers, writers, musicians, and educators together – reaching approximately 3000 audience members and participants over the course of the month.

If your organization is interested in contributing to Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba, please contact us for more information.

Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba acknowledges that our communities are located on Treaty 1 territory and that the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, Cree,Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.

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