Asian Heritage Month

ARCDO Celebrates Asian Heritage Month!

The Government of Canada officially declared May as Asian Heritage Month in 2002, but it has been celebrated across Canada since the 1990s. The University joins in recognizing and celebrating the contributions that Asian communities have made to Canadian history, heritage and identity.

If you require accommodation, please email Saimah Baig directly and we will work with you to make appropriate arrangements.

May 27, 2024    •    2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Understanding and Addressing Anti-Asian Racism: Lessons and Insights for the Path Ahead

Join ARCDO for an event focused on the important lessons that can be learned from the past to enhance our pathways and strategies to addressing anti-Asian racism. Through this event, participants will explore the different manifestations of anti-Asian racism and identify the tools needed to address this form of racism in our various environments.

Asian Heritage Month is also an opportunity to reflect on and learn more about the many achievements and contributions that Canadians of Asian heritage have made and continue to make at the University, in our communities, and beyond.

Reflective Remarks:


Professor Joseph Wong
Vice-President, International
University of Toronto


Film Screening of What Flowers They Bloom and Reflective Discussion with the Audience


The documentary “What Flowers They Bloom” takes an intimate look at Asian Canadian small business owner Andy Sue as he explores the psychological trauma of a first-hand encounter with anti-Asian racism during the pandemic. From award winning director C. Hudson Hwang.

Watch Trailer


Format: Virtual – Zoom Platform. Accessibility Information for Zoom.
Audience: Faculty, librarians, staff, students, alumni and external community.
Cost: Free

Registration Closed

This event was not recorded.

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