Panel: Anti-Asian Racism, Redress & Reconciliation – Nov 1

Panel Discussion: Anti-Asian Racism, Redress & Reconciliation
Date: Friday, November 01, 2019
Time : 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Oakham Lounge, 55 Gould Street, Toronto

Event description:
As an event of the 9th Social Justice Week – Recipes for Change, organized by the Unifor National Chair for Social Justice and Democracy, at the Ryerson University. Through this panel discussion, we discuss the experiences of historical and current-day racism faced by Chinese Canadians in Canada. Our aim is to engage Chinese Canadians – and the Asian Canadian community in general – in discussions about their settler identity on this land as a starting point to renewing and establishing Treaty relationships with Indigenous Peoples based on principles of mutual recognition, mutual respect, and shared responsibility for maintaining those relationships in the future (Action 45iii of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report).

Speakers:
Amy Go, Interim President of Chinese Canadian National Council for Social Justice.
Kennes Lin, Co-Chair on the Board of the Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter
Avvy Go, Clinic Director of the Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic
Judge Maryka Omatsu, formerly legal counsel for the National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) for their redress.
Caitlyn Kasper, Legal Counsel, Aboriginal Legal Services
Rosel Kim, staff lawyer at the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF)

For additional event information and speakers’ biographies, please visit the event page: https://www.ryerson.ca/socialjustice/social-justice-week/2019/10/anti-asian-racism-redress-reconciliation/

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