Dear Community Members,
Please join me on Saturday, April 24th at 3:30 pm for an on-line Townhall addressing the important issue of Anti-Asian Racism. I am very concerned about the rise of anti-Asian racism in our city, which is both alarming and dangerous. As a community with a significant percentage of residents of many Asian heritages, we must understand and respond to anti-Asian racism, and indeed any kind of racism, when we hear, see, or experience it.
Dr. Henry Yu, Associate Professor of History at UBC and Principle of St. John’s College, has generously agreed to lead off our Townhall with a keynote address. He will discuss how we have arrived at this place and what we can do about it.
Panelists Noa Farage, Program Coordinator at Hillel BC, and Ying Zhou, past Board Chair of the University Neighbourhoods Association and a current Vancouver Quadra Constituency Assistant, will share some of what they are hearing about how anti-Asian racism is being experienced in our community, how it can be combatted, and how it relates to other expressions of racism in our society. There will also be an opportunity for questions and discussion. Hope to see you there!
Hon. Joyce Murray, P.C., M.P.
Member of Parliament for Vancouver Quadra
Minister of Digital Government
Details: Saturday, April 24th, 2021, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm PT (you can sign on after 3:20 pm)
How to connect: We will connect through the online Zoom platform, so if you have not already done so, download the Zoom app onto your laptop or smartphone. Or, you can participate by dialing in by phone. The Zoom link and dial-in number will be provided once you register for the event.
Register at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AFnv7Nb8R76a-SikE2QsNQ
If you have difficulty with the online registration please call 604-664-9220.