A Community Discussion: The Rise in Anti-Asian Discrimination in B.C.

  • 30 Jun 2020
  • 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
  • Zoom

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Anti-Asian hate crimes and discrimination have significantly increased across Canada. A recent Angus Reid Poll showed that a majority of Chinese Canadians surveyed had been targets of anti-Asian racism. In light of this, FACL BC invites you to participate in a community discussion webinar on the alarming rise in anti-Asian racism on Tuesday, June 30, at 5:00 pm.

This webinar will be aimed at discussing how and why this disturbing trend is manifesting, and the actions the provincial government, independent bodies, and community stakeholders are taking to combat it. This event will feature a discussion on this topic with three knowledgeable panelists, followed by an interactive question and answer session.

Our panelists will be:

  • Kasari Govender, Human Rights Commissioner of B.C.: Kasari took office as B.C.’s first independent Human Rights Commissioner on September 3, 2019. Her role is to lead the promotion and protection of human rights in British Columbia through the Office of the Human Rights Commissioner. From 2008 until 2019, Kasari held leadership positions at West Coast LEAF, including as Executive Director from 2011.

  • Bowinn Ma, NDP MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale: Serving as the MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale since May 2017, Bowinn is also a licensed Professional Engineer and certified Project Management Professional. As an MLA, Bowinn is particularly active on the issues of housing, transportation, child care, and issues of diversity.

  • Kevin Huang, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Hua Foundation: Recognizing the growing gap in engaging Chinese-Canadian youth on environmental, social, and political issues, Kevin co-founded Hua Foundation with the goal of increasing community participation through youth empowerment opportunities.

We acknowledge that these incidents of anti-Asian racism are taking place within a larger context of systemic racism in North America, where Black and Indigenous communities are the most targeted and historically marginalized. Our statement against anti-Black racism and commitment to building interracial solidarity can be found here:

*Pre-registration is required. Please note that this webinar will be recorded.*

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