Thank you so much for attending ACLA BC’s Asian Canadian Artists Against Racism: an Evening for Resistance! event on Wednesday May 26 2021. At highest count, there were 118 attendees, who joined us in the name of anti-racist resistance!
A big thanks to all of the artists for their moving performances: Rita Wong, Henry Tsang, Clare Yow, Sol Diana, Joella Cabalu, Janey Chang, Hari Alluri, Tin Lorica, Natasha Cleary-Dulai, and Son of James.
Gratitude to our endorsers for supporting this event: Anti-Oppression Educators Collective, Vancouver Elementary School Teachers Association, Coquitlam Teachers Association, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 247, Public Service Alliance of Canada-BC Region, Canadian Union of Labour Employees, Vancouver and District Labour Council, North Van Teachers Association, Surrey Teachers Association, BC Government and Service Employees’ Union, Vancouver Secondary Teachers’ Association, Victoria Labour Council, Worker Solidarity Network.
Lastly as promised, below is a list of community resources and links that were shared on the Zoom chat during the event. We hope you feel as inspired as we were by the diverse forms of resistance among our communities. Thank you for joining us in resistance.
In struggle and solidarity,
ACLA in BC
Featured Artists’ Links
Rita Wong’s poems:
“denim blues” from monkeypuzzle: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1937081.Monkeypuzzle
Henry Tsang: 360 Riot Walk
Clare Yow: Chinese Students Strike Against Segregated Schools
Maryka Omatsu: Swimming Upstream Japanese Canadian Struggle for Justice in BC
Sol Diana’s poems:
“Ode to a Seafaring People”
Joella Cabalu: Ode to a Seafaring People
Janey Chang: Artist and Fish Skin Leather Revivalist
Hari Alluri, poet
Tin Lorica, poet and comedian
Shon Wong: songs by Son of James
Mama Never Told Me
I Need You
Challenge Racist BC Educational Resource (UVic):
Bystander Intervention training (Hollaback):
Community-based Reporting Tools:
Multilingual “Workers’ Know Your Rights” Resources (Workers Solidarity Network):
ACLA BC membership sign up form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSej_eQb95yQpgNo77KkIrHVkHwZvJwyAGjoxwx5Z6gbv8NPHQ/viewform