Projects organized by individual Asian Canadian groups for May are encouraged and will be advertised as part of the Asian Heritage Month program.
For information on upcoming Asian Heritage Month 2021 events, please contact us
Opening Ceremony – Sunday May 2nd
Asian Canadian Writer’s Showcase – Meet Marty Chan – Wednesday & Thursday May 5th & 6th
Marty Chan will be speaking to students at the Asian Canadian Writer’s Showcase today. If you are a Grade 3 and 4, or Grade 5 and 6 educator, and would like your students to see the event with Marty, and haven’t signed up yet, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org to get the links, and let us know your classroom size.
Asian Canadian Showcase Fridays #1 – Friday May 7th
Asian Canadian Showcase Fridays Week #2 – Friday May 14th
Combatting anti-Asian racism in the workplace – Online panel discussion and live Q&A – Wednesday May 19th
Schedule: Wednesday, May 19, 2021, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Online program (Zoom)
In this panel discussion, Canadians of Asian descent will share their perspectives and experiences on the rise of anti‐Asian racism in Canada. The panelists will consider the impacts of racism on the job, as the pandemic has brought workplace discrimination and unequal treatment of Asian Canadians into sharper focus.
The virtual program will be moderated by Faith Fundal and features guest speakers Dr. Muni Mysore, Tina Chen, Maysoun Darweesh, JR Alibin, Alec Carlos and Jamie Dela Cruz. A live Q&A session with the audience will follow the presentations.
Asian Canadian Showcase Fridays Week #3 – Friday May 21st
FascinAsian Film Festival – Friday May 28th to Sunday May 30th
The first annual FascinAsian Film Festival (F3) started as part of Asian Heritage Month activities in 2017 as an annual Asian Film Night event and has grown to become a branded three-day festival which will be held on May 28 – 30, 2021.
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