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ACCT Foundation: What does a Seat at the Table mean for Chinese Canadians?

Senator Woo participated in ACCT Foundation's 2021 "Aspire to Lead" Leadership Summit; a series of Canada-wide virtual gatherings for aspiring, emerging and established Chinese Canadian leaders. His session, number 4, was on the topic of "What does a seat at the table mean to Chinese-Canadians and to Canada?" The Honourable Yuen Pau Woo (Keynote Speaker) Tung Chan (Keynote Speaker) Lai-King Hum (Moderator) The Honourable Mary Ng (Plenary Speaker) Daniel Quan-Watson (Plenary Sp…
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Victoria Forum Webinar #4 Anti-Asian Racism: Root Causes and Potential Solutions

According to Bloomberg, “last year, more anti-Asian hate crimes were reported to police in Vancouver… than in the top 10 most populous U.S. cities combined.” Anti-Asian attacks have spiked during recent months in North America, including deadly shootings such as that in Atlanta which left eight people dead. Racism and xenophobia against Asians in North America are not new phenomena; they date back to the nineteenth century. Anti-Asian sentiment may be both a cause and a consequ…
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We Rise Together: Stopping Anti-Asian Racism

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the Asian diaspora have been subjected to increasing blame, stigma, verbal and physical attacks. No matter its form, it is unacceptable. The “We Rise Together: Stopping Anti-Asian Racism” forum on May 13 featured leaders in the Asian-Canadian community discussing the disturbing rise of anti-Asian racism in Canada and abroad over the past year. Welcome and Introduction: Michael F. Charles, Assistant Vice-President and University Advisor,…
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Creating Transformative Change Together: A Leadership Panel to Discuss Anti-Asian Racism

On May 1, 2021, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. convened a national panel of leaders for a moderated and thoughtful conversation about the changes needed to move forward and how we can collectively advance anti-racism to create a truly inclusive and equitable Canadian society where everyone is welcomed, respected, and safe. Panelists: The Honourable Bardish Chagger, P.C., M.P., Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth The Honourable Mary Ng, P.C., M.P., Minister of Small Business, Expo…
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Institute for Peace & Diplomacy

Senator Woo participated in the Institute for Peace and Diplomacy's virtual panel entitled "Assessing Canada-China Relations: Challenges and Opportunities". As the global power structure continues to shift and China grows as an economic and industrial power, it is critical for Canada to revisit its policies and examine opportunities for pragmatic engagement. This panel reflected on past challenges, as well as discussed the short, medium, and long term considerations for Canada-…
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