Thursday, May 23, 2019 – 401 Richmond Street West, Toronto
Over 100 women attended the inaugural event of the Asian Canadian Women’s Alliance (ACWA), a non-partisan network of Asian Canadian Women.
Panelists, representing three generations and eight decades of Asian Canadians were:
1. Joy Kogawa, Japanese-Canadian author (Obasan), Order of Canada recipient, and survivor of Canada’s who survived WWII internment camps
2. Anita Lee, award-winning Korean-Canadian documentary film producer, executive producer for the National Film Board of Canada, and founder of Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival
3. Jenna Tenn-Yuk, Chinese-Jamaican-Canadian LGBTQ+ activist, writer, and facilitator
A lively Q & A panel discussion moderated by Jan Wong, encouraged a dialogue which explored the intersectionality of race, gender identities and sexual orientation; the impact of marginalization; and the need for collective actions against racism and oppression.