Asian Canadian History: Through the Lens of a Head-Tax Descendant

Asian Canadian History: Through the Lens of a Head-Tax Descendent

Asian Canadian History: Through the Lens of a Head-Tax Descendant

Join a descendant of Cumberland and Vancouver’s Chinatowns, Dr. Imogene Lim, for a journey through Asian Canadian history and racism in BC. Dr. Lim will also be sharing some of her own family’s history.

Following a brief Q&A with Dr. Lim, we will head into a discussion with our guest Leona Ahn, a member of the Anti-Racism Task Force at the Royal Road University. Bill Wang with the Central Okanagan Local Immigration Partnership (COLIP) and Wan Wan with the United Against Discrimination project (UAD) will join Leona to discuss the issues of Asian Racism and microaggressions in various situations.

The event with wrap up with some self-care tips for when you are doing this hard work, as well as the newest racism response protocol from Resilience BC.

Dr. Imogene Lim is an anthropologist at Vancouver Island University (Department of Anthropology, and Global Studies Program). For the past two decades, she has focused her research interests on Vancouver Island—primarily, ethnicity in Canada and Asian Canadian history, including food and culture. She co-developed the exhibit, 150 Years and Counting: Fighting for Justice on the Coast (2017). She actively serves her community, which includes, in part, the Coal Creek Historic Park Advisory Committee (Cumberland, Vancouver Island), and the Chinese Canadian Museum Society of BC. Currently, she is collaborating with Nanaimo Museum on a virtual exhibit.

Leona Ahn is an Officer Commanding at the Canadian Armed Forces. She is a leader that strives to take responsibility for processes and people in order to cultivate their potential. She is also a Human Security advocate committed to anti-racist practices of unlearning, learning and listening to create an environment of safety and trust in the workplace and the community. She just completed her Human Security & Peacebuilding Master of Arts at Royal Road University and is a recipient of the University Founder’s Award.

Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Cost: Free
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More Information:
United Against Discrimination (UAD)
250.763.8008 ext. 253
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