“Building Bridges among East Asian Canadians: How Does Racism Affect Us”
When: Sunday, December 10th, 2017, 12 pm to 5 pm
Where: The Nikkei Museum: 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby, BC V5E 4M7
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Schedule of Events:
12:00 pm - Plaque unveiling ceremony
12:45 pm - Lunch
1:30 pm - Roundtable Commences
4:00 pm - Annual Public Meeting Commences
5:00 pm - Event ends
This Community Forum and Annual Public Meeting is a partnership event presented by the Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) and the Human Rights Committee of the Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadians Citizens Association (GVJCCA).
The event will begin with the unveiling of a plaque in commemoration of Cunningham vs. Tomekichi 'Tomey' Homma, who fought for the voting rights for Japanese Canadians (other Asian Canadians had similar treatment of having no right to vote) in the early 20th century.
A forum with panel discussions and dialogues will follow. We hope to foster intercommunity relations through the sharing of historical perspectives among different East Asian Canadian Communities, and then move forward to engage in discussions involving recent issues that affect our communities.
Annual Public Meeting proceedings will commence at 4pm.
This event is free and open to the public, but your registration is kindly requested for logistical purposes.
Copies of the CRRF Annual Report may be downloaded here