FACL BC Statement on Asian Heritage Month 2024

15 May 2024 4:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

May is Asian Heritage Month, a time for all Canadians to delve into the history of Asian Canadians and recognize their significant contributions to our society. 

Since the 1990s, Asian Heritage Month has been nationally observed, gaining official recognition by the Federal Government in May 2002. Despite enduring discriminatory immigration policies like the “Chinese Exclusion Act” and the “continuous journey regulation,” Asian populations have persevered in Canada, leaving an indelible mark across various sectors including arts, science, sports, business, and government. Today, the multifaceted tapestry of Asian cultures and the enduring legacy of Asian Canadians profoundly shape Canada’s history, communities, and future. 

The theme for this year’s Asian Heritage Month, “Preserving the Past, Embracing the Future: Amplifying Asian Canadian Legacy,” celebrates the diverse heritage and enduring contributions of people of Asian origin in Canada. On this special occasion, FACL BC encourages our members to explore and celebrate the vibrant cultures and histories of Asian Canadian communities.

In recognition of Asian Heritage Month, FACL BC invites you to our upcoming documentary screening with the Law Society of British Columbia. But I Look Like a Lawyer is FACL BC’s documentary that highlights the discrimination and bias faced by the Asian Canadian legal community in BC. The screening will take place on May 22, 2024 from 5:30 pm to 7 pm. The documentary is inspired by But I Was Wearing a Suit, which highlights the perspectives of the Indigenous legal community. Register here - limited spots remaining.
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