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Asian Heritage Month

by Lindsay Bontje on 2021-05-07T11:34:00-04:00 in Collections Spotlight | Comments

The theme for Asian Heritage Month 2021, "Recognition, Resilience, and Resolve," embodies the myriad of sentiments that peoples of Asian descent in Canada have experienced, and honours their contributions and their diverse stories which are rooted in resilience and perseverance. It is also a call to action for all Canadians to come together to combat all forms of anti-Asian racism and discrimination. Let us celebrate the incredible diversity that is our strength and be resolute in our stand against all forms of anti-Asian racism and discrimination. 

Explore a small piece of Asian Canadian history with some of these books:  

Celebrate with some of these films and documentaries: 

  • Sponsorland tells the story of a Syrian family of 13 and their community of well-intentioned sponsors in Picton, Ontario, exploring the joys, expectations, and challenges on both sides. 
  • Double Happiness is a movie about Jade Li, a Chinese Canadian woman, trying to achieve that happy medium between giving in to her parent's wishes and fulfilling her own needs and desires. 
  • Long Tack Sam offers a whimsical tour through the history of Chinese magicians and performers in the Western world. 
  • Watch, or rewatch, some well-known Oscar-winners and favourites like Parasite, Crazy Rich Asians, or The Joy Luck Club

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