Episode 1: About the Asian Gold Ribbon Campaign
An introduction to the Asian Gold Ribbon Campaign.
Episode 2: Immigration Story – Immigrating to Canada During the Gold Rush
Our Youth Ambassador Emma interviews her Yeh Yeh (Grandfather) on their family’s story on immigrating to Canada during the Gold Rush.
Episode 3: Immigration Story – The Canadian Head Tax Influence
Our Youth Ambassador Emma interviews her Yeh Yeh (Grandfather) about the influence of the Canadian Head Tax.
Episode 4: The Importance of Connecting with Your Asian Heritage & Culture
Episode 5: Immigration Story: AGR Co-Founder Sheila Wong Shares Her Family’s Experience Coming to Canada
Episode 6: Being Proud of Who We Are | Message From Celebrity Chef Trevor Lui
Trevor shares the importance of being a proud Asian Canadian. Trevor Lui is a Celebrity Chef, Founder of Highbell Group & Quell, and Author of The Double Happiness Cook Book.
Episode 7: The History on Asian Cuisine in the West
AGR’s Co-Founder Sheila Wong talks about the history of America’s favourite Asian dishes and how they were introduced and popularized in America. Including the true origin of fortune cookies and Chop Suey!
Episode 8: Coming Together As One Race – The Human Race
Episode 9: How to Make Your Asian Gold Ribbon | DIY Tutorial
Show your support against anti-Asian racism by wearing your Asian Gold Ribbon. Rise in solidarity for an Asian movement where pride for our culture and heritage is symbolized in wearing this ribbon. Make a few for members in your household.
2021 Asian Heritage Month Kickoff event
The 2021 Asian Heritage Month Kickoff event on Facebook, hosted by the Asian Heritage Foundation, celebrates Asian cultures while bringing awareness to the present day atrocities of anti-Asian racism.
(Andrew Phung “Kimchi” from Kim’s Convenience, makes a guest appearance)
Asian Canadian Educators Network: Resources
Asian Canadian Educators Network offers books for children, adolescents, and adults about Asian celebration, food and drink, poetry, the generational gap, and more…
AGR Mental Health & Well-Being Tip Sheet
Know it is “Okay to Not Be Okay.” There is not one right way to be feeling right now.
The Canadian Encyclopedia: Asian Heritage in Canada
The Asian Heritage Foundation offers a collection of articles, including a timeline of the first Chinese settlers in Canada to the Komagato Maru Incident- apology by Prime Minister Trudeau in 2016.
CBC Archives: Immigration
The CBC has a collection of audio and video clips that document the impact of anti-asian racism on Asian immigrants to Canada.
An Answer to Rex Murphy’s Questions on Racism in Canada by Deputy Minister Daniel Quan-Watson
In this powerful video testimony, Deputy Minister Daniel Quan-Watson shares his personal experiences of racism, including as a public servant representing Canada on the world stage.
Tribute to Christina Yuna Lee
On Asian Gold Ribbon Day 2022, we pay Tribute to Christina Yuna Lee, a victim to anti-Asian hate and racism. 16-year old Mya Chau performs The Moon Represents My Heart (original by Teresa Teng) in memory of Christina.
Tribute to Michelle Alyssa Go
At the 2022 Asian Gold Ribbon Women’s Mental Health Summit we pay tribute to Michelle Alyssa Go, a victim of anti-Asian racism. Katherine Ho sings her Mandarin cover of Yellow from the film Crazy Rich Asians in memory of Michelle.
Deconstructing Racism as a Barrier to Quality Education
Coalition for Equal Access to Education. (2020). Deconstructing Racism as a Barrier to Quality Education.
Racism in Education
Coalition for Equal Access to Education. (2022). Racism in Education.
It is essential for cross-racial and inter-ethnic coalitions to unite in solidarity to combat hate and discrimination. The well-being of one vulnerable group reflects the well-being of all others within a society. The Asian Gold Ribbon campaign acknowledges that Asian represent a significant diaspora. The use of the term Asians includes Southeast Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Laos, Indonesia, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), South Asia (Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka or Maldives, Cambodia and Timor-Leste), and East Asia (China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan or Mongolia).
The Asian Gold Ribbon campaign initiated to stand in solidarity against anti-Asian racism that is currently afflicting East Asians, or those “who look Chinese” at greatest proportions during the COVID-19 pandemic as a result of misattributed blame for the spread of the pandemic. We address the elimination of anti-Asian racism for individuals of East Asian descent, highlighting the interpersonal and structural anti-Asian sentiment and discrimination that has given rise to longstanding negative stereotypes such as the Yellow Peril. In no way do we wish to contribute to the erasure of the visibility and perspectives of other Asian communities and of those who also experience significant racial injustices.
Asian hate and racism are individual and institutional, and part of a larger global problem. We respect and honor the tireless work of the Black Lives Matter movement and the advocacy work for truth and healing leading towards reconciliation for Indigenous peoples that have paved the way for Asian pride movements. Shifting the cultural tide of hate and denigration of BIPOC minority groups is essential work we must all do. Asian liberation does not occur without Black and Indigenous liberation.