Virtual viewing for the National Remembrance of the 100th Anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act
2023 marks the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Immigration Act, better known as the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1923. For decades, this act restricted virtually all Chinese immigration to Canada. Although the Act was repealed in 1947, its impact has spanned generations and continues to impact Chinese Canadians today. Join Action! Chinese Canadians Together (ACCT) to organize a viewing party of the National Remembrance of the 100th Anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act event!
Where: The event will be livestreamed from the Senate Chamber in Ottawa. The livestream link for this event is: https://sencanada.zoom.us/j/94684875531
When: June 23, 2023
Time: 3-5PM ET
To register for a viewing party invite, as an individual and/or community, please click on the registration button below.
More information about Chinese Exclusion Act Centenary: https://chineseexclusioncentenary.ca
Want to help improve representation in the arts?
The CanAsian Arts Network is now open to artists of all disciplines. Please help us spread the word!Asian Canadian artists can promote their work and events, as well as connect with other artists and access resources through this free Canada Council-funded platform.Industry representatives can discover and connect with Asian Canadian talent.To sign up for the CanAsian Arts Network as an artist or industry representative visit https://canasianarts.com
By Asian Canadian artists, for Asian Canadian artists. Check us out!
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 Dr. Art Miki
Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba acknowledge 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.
The Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba have been organizing Asian Heritage Month of May since 2002, shortly after December 2001, when Senate of Canada adopted a motion proposed by Senator Vivienne Poy to officially designate May as Asian Heritage Month in Canada. We plan to make May 2023 the best Asian Heritage Month yet, with a variety of performance and educational events that highlight the 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. We are now celebrating virtually during the pandemic and have the potential to reach more!
If your organization is interested in contributing to Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba, please contact us for more information.