April 14, 2024

Laughing Back at Empire - Asian Canadian Activism

May 4th, 4:00pm – 5.00pm (PST) at Centre A.

Panel featuring Angie Wong, Cheuk Kwan, and Todd Wong

A ground-breaking book about the Asianasian, one of Canada’s first anti-racist, anti- sexist, and anti-homophobic magazines, “Laughing Back at Empire” recounts the significance of this seven-year run publication that established a national platform for then-emerging Asian Canadian writers, artists, musicians, activists, and scholars such as SKY Lee, Jim Wong-Chu, Joy Kogawa, Himani Bannerji, and Paul Yee.

As a small but mighty magazine that led a nation-wide dialogue for all Canadians on the struggles and social issues that concerned Asians in Canada, the magazine inspired and paved the way for succeeding generations of Asian Canadian magazines, including Ricepaper Magazine. Join us as one of the founders of The Asianadian, Cheuk Kwan, moderates this session with author Angie Wong and ACWW President, Todd Wong.

Centre A: Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, 268 Keefer St Unit 205, Vancouver, BC V6A 1X5