Chinatowns have long been spaces to reconnect with Asian heritage and connect disparate communities around the world. They also have a long history of erasure from our historical records and imagination. This continues to be true due to rapid gentrification throughout our cities, and especially now due to the heightened xenophobia surrounding COVID-19.
With thoughtful discussion facilitated by Tea Base, we talk to our Quarantine Qapsule (QQ) Mentor Team to discuss the significance of Chinatowns in our everyday life and why archiving the voices of Asian-Canadians matters today.
This Mentor Team will be working with selected applicants of the Quarantine Qapsule mentorship program to produce a unique contribution to the QQ archive.
The Quarantine Qapsule and this program aims to build bridges between Asian-Canadian communities across Ontario and document the living history of these communities.
Archiving Asian Canadian Stories - Nov 18, 2020, 7:00-8:15pm [Registration]