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From frontline health care workers to those in our communities who are speaking out – and calling out – racism in Canada in all its forms, we have many allies.

Our experiences during COVID-19, as Chinese and Asian Canadians, and Indigenous peoples, coincide with the global Black Lives Matter protests against anti-Black racism in law enforcement and other forms of systemic racism, stemming from the aftermath of the murder of Black American George Floyd.

Global solidarity for racial justice and equity for all brings hope to those on the frontlines changing our society to become truly more inclusive.

Share your Canadian experience in the fight against anti-Asian racism during the COVID-19 pandemic here.

Tung Chan

Tung Chan, past chair of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, dispels anti-Asian racism during the pandemic and asks all Canadians to “focus our energy on fighting the virus, not each other.” “Yes, some Asian-Canadians sent care packages to China to protect loved ones prior to COVID-19 reaching Canada. But it was also

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Stephanie Chiang

Chinese Canadian nurse Stephanie Chiang works on the frontline at a Vancouver hospital where “40 to 50 per cent” of staff are ethnic minorities, offering care to all Canadians amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Maybe I’m not as much of an easy target. But that also makes me even more angry, that people would feel like

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Dr. Joan Cheng

Dr. Joan Cheng, an ER physician at Markham Stouffville Hospital, north of Toronto, has treated patients who are victims of racism amid COVID-19. To the cowardly f***ers who did this: Think about the healthcare providers you will encounter when you are sick or injured. There is a good chance they will look EXACTLY like the

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Simu Liu

Canadian actor Simu Liu, who will play the lead character in the Marvel film “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” slated for release in 2021, talks to CBC’s Q host Tom Power about anti-Asian racism “I know that you worry for your own safety because of all the hateful and xenophobic rhetoric that

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