Resist anti-Asian racism in Canada. Lend your voice. The time is now.
On June 10–11, 2021, we want to hear from you. Join the National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism and contribute to these crucial discussions.
You have a role to play in the fight against pervasive and enduring anti-Asian racism. To address it, we must examine anti-Asian racism within the broader context of racism against Indigenous, Black and other racialized communities. Together, we’ll share stories and create productive solidarities for change.
Through open conversations with key figures in education, health care, media, the corporate world, the not-for-profit sector and government, we’ll produce bold actions and key priorities to be implemented across the country. Participate in these discussions and help shape the fight against racism!
Date: June 10–11, 2021
Language: This event will be presented primarily in English (with live captions). Simultaneous French and ASL interpretation will be available for most sessions.
June 18, 2021 | 3:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m. PDT
This Forum speaks to important issues, and we appreciate any time and contributions you are able to make to listening, speaking or just acknowledging this work. Discussing and reflecting on anti-Asian racism can be triggering, bring up strong and sometimes painful emotions, or remind you of situations you, your loved ones, and communities have experienced. These are normal reactions to conversations about racism, and you will not be alone in experiencing these reactions. Still, as normal as these reactions may be, how we are affected by them can catch us off guard.
We want you to be emotionally safe and cared for throughout this Forum and afterwards – and encourage you to take care in all the ways that work best for you, your family, and community. We hope and encourage you to take a moment to breathe deeply and connect with people who support you, if you have those. You are also invited to selectively participate in whatever parts of the Forum feel good, important and/or necessary to you, and then balance that with time to rest, recharge, and recenter.
Are you involved with an organization that is working to address anti-Asian racism in Canada? Connect with us.
UBC Media Relations
This event is possible through the generous support of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation.
We acknowledge that UBC’s campuses are situated within the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh, and in the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation and their peoples.