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2nd Annual National Asian Heritage Month Symposium: September 10 – 13

The 2nd Annual National Asian Heritage Month Symposium is fast approaching and there is so much happening! Are you of Asian descent living in Canada working in the arts and/or culture sector; using Asian arts, culture or heritage forms, techniques of philosophy in your work; a supporter of greater diversity and inclusion in arts and culture within Canada/Turtle Island; someone willing to create momentum, visibility or action towards the symposium goals; someone who wants to bring more depth to the conversation so that we can be constructively critical in our actions and words towards decolonization?

If yes this symposium is for you!

Register now:

The Symposium agenda is jam-packed with presentations, discussions, trainings, networking opportunities, and working groups. You can find the full agenda here, and as VAHMS is acting as the Vancouver Satellite organization, there are a few presentations and working groups that we are producing.

VAHMS will be hosting one working group zoom session On September 12th at 10:00AM PST. We will be discussing three topics as well as any other subjects that the participants wish to bring up.

  1. Pro-active steps to combat Anti-Asian racism and support Black Lives Matter: breaking systemic norms that support discrimination

2. Increasing visibility and opportunities for artists through residencies, provincial exchanges, tour development and national collaboration

3. Connecting across the sectors: creating a plan for Asian Canadian arts, culture and heritage to be more visible in education, health, technology and other sectors

Other VAHMS Recommended Presentations:

Friday, Sept 11 3:00PM PST
Expanding Our Interconnections
Jing Palad
Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society

Friday, Sept 11 11:00AM PST
Interaction between Chinese Popular Music and Asian Heritage Elements in Music Production
Phyllis Tang
Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society

Friday, 11 September 2020, 6:00PM PST
Intercultural Storytelling
Sangeeta Wylie

Friday, 11 September 2020, 1:00PM PST
Elimin8hate Campaign – Multimedia Campaign to Transform Anti-Asian Racism Incidents
Barbara Lee
Vancouver Asian Film Festival

Friday, 11 September 2020, 4:00PM PST
Connecting Asian Canadians through Storytelling & Food
Winnie Cheung

PCHC-MoM Society

Friday, 11 September 2020, 5:00PM PST
Rethinking Digital Access: Towards an Accessible Online Presentation Platform
Yun-Jou Chang

Cinevolution Media Arts Society