Celebration "15": Voices Of Chinese Canadian Women In Ontario

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In partnership with the Toronto Public Library, EAWE will be celebrating Ontario's 150th birthday and Asian Heritage month by honouring 15 Chinese Canadian women who have contributed to the changing history of our nation and another 15 women who strengthen our communities everyday.

The Honourable Vivienne Poy will be our opening speaker (via video), and Toronto City Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam,Toronto City Councillor will be our key note speaker.

The profiles of the 15+15 Chinese Canadian women will be posted on Asian Canadian Wiki (https://asiancanadianwiki.org/w/Main_Page), a website database of Asian Canadians that was established from the 2010 Asian Heritage Symposium. These profiles will be the first of many more to come, the recognition broadening beyond Chinese Canadians to include other Asian Canadian women. Although the list of the first 15+15 will be launched on May 10, other names will be added over the coming years. The Asian Canadian Wiki website allows the addition of content directly by users.

At this event, there will also be a tie-in to the Toronto Public Library's Chinese Canadian Archives. Three of the women to be recognized (Judy Fong Bates, Valerie Mah, and the late Jean Lumb) are represented in the Library’s archival collection that was introduced last year.

The Toronto Public Library and East Asian Women's Empowerment are the co-sponsors of this event with assistance from Arlene Chan, Donna Quan, and MPP Soo Wong.

We hope you join us at the Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge St.) on May 10 to honour our 15+15 recipients.
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