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TODAY! ACVI and CCPA (BC Office) release Challenging Racist “British Columbia”: 150 Years and Counting

This booklet dives into the long history of racist policies that have impacted Indigenous, Black and racialized communities in the province over the last 150 years since BC joined Canada. The illustrated booklet, co-published by the CCPA-BC Office, ties the histories of racism and resistance to present day anti-racist movements. Co-authored by Nicholas…

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Chinese Canadian Organizations Across Canada Launch “Fight COVID Racism” a Canada wide web platform for tracking and reporting anti-Asian racism and xenophobia in Canada.

"Fight COVID Racism" Press Conference WHEN: Thursday, May 28, 2020 | 1PM - 2PM WHERE: Zoom Conference, Register here ( To combat the increasing anti-Asian racism, Chinese Canadian organizations across Canada launch Fight COVID Racism ( a website dedicated to tracking and reporting anti-Asian racism and xenophobia in Canada. Join to learn about the campaign and the webtool and get…

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2017 ACVI at BC Studies Conference

Time: May 4-6, 2017 Location: Vancouver Island University “Asian Canadians on Vancouver Island: Race, Indigeneity and the Transpacific” (ACVI) project invites students, scholars and community researchers to submit papers for a proposed edited volume on the theme of (Un)Settling the Islands: Race, Indigeneity, and the Transpacific. Papers related to the themes of culture and heritage,…

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2017 Ayukawa Commemorative Lecture

Lecture: The Legacy of Japanese Canadian Redress: A Reflection/An Assessment Presented by Dr. Roy Miki, Professor Emeritus (English) of Simon Fraser University. Dr. Miki is an award-winning poet and was one of the leaders in the fight for Japanese Canadian redress. He is the author of several books, including Redress: Inside the Japanese Canadian Call for Justice (Raincoast 2004), as…

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Reclaiming Our Histories

(Spring 2016) Asian Canadians were among the first to come to these Indigenous lands. Chinese tradespeople arrived in 1788-89 with the early fur traders. And many more came in 1858 during the era of the gold rush. Japanese and South Asians soon followed and lived and worked throughout the islands, from Victoria to Alert Bay, from…

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