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 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)
Act2EndRacism: Let’s Talk Webinars
ACT2End Racism’s “Let’s Talk Series” is one of the events featured on May 20, Asian Gold Ribbon Day. This webinar premieres videos about the Yellow Peril and Model Minority stereotypes to invite conversations about how anti-asian racism has manifested in our systems and how we can find ways to resolve them.
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…
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.
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.