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On May 28, 2020, our panelists unpacked “Asian Heritage Month” from the lens of intersectional “Asian” feminists, Abeer Yusuf, Lara Maestro, and Kimberley Wong. This panel was moderated by Rona Amiri.
This event was hosted from unceded, stolen lands. As diasporic people from Asia, we are in solidarity with Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island. Through conversations like this, we intend to unpack how we contribute and benefit from colonialism, how we can be better advocates of giving land back, as well as healing from our own experiences of colonialism and imperialism in our motherlands. Find out more about the event, including our panelists.
NOTE: Moderator Rona Amiri had a detailed land acknowledgment to start off the conversation, but technical and human error faced us, which means we were not able to record the very beginning of the discussion. This is what she said, “Hello everyone, thank you so much for joining for our first in a series of conversations on resistance and resurgence. My name is Rona Amiri and I will be moderating today’s panel. I am a racialized settler-immigrant on the ancestral, traditional, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, specifically, the Kwikwetlem First Nation, on whose territory I am currently living. I invite you to take the time, where ever you are, to reflect on the Indigenous territories you are watching today’s panel from.”
We encourage you to get to know more about the organizations that our panelists mentioned at the event: (Alphabetical order)
- Chinatown Today
- Citizens’ Urgent Response to End COVID-19 (CURE COVID PH) – You may direct inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- COVID fund set up for Black folks
- hua Foundation
- Indigenous Climate Action
- Kapit-Bisig Laban COVID Vancouver (For COVID efforts) – You may direct inquiries to email@example.com
- Literally anything on LaunchGood – but if needed in BC/Canada, then Nisa Homes
- Mutual aid for queer and trans-Muslims
- Vancouver Queer Film Festival
- VALU CO-OP!
Please continue to show support and stay connected with our panelists:
- Abeer Yusuf (she/her) – Twitter and LinkedIn
- Kimberley Wong (she/her; they/them) – Twitter and Instagram
- Lara Maestro (she/her) – Facebook and Instagram
- Rona Amiri (she/her) – Battered Women’s Support Services Twitter and Instagram
These upcoming events may also interest you:
- Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30: COVID Conversations Symposium Part 1: Race-based data, AI, COVID-19 & Black Well-Being
This symposium explores the relationship of surveillance, data collection, public health, AI, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the implications for Black communities in Canada and beyond. Over 2 days we bridge disciplines and conversations, bringing together academic and community scholars, clinicians, historians, the front lines, and organizers. Register now.
- Thursday, June 4: Resistance and Resurgence with Rhiannon Bennett (moderator), Leslie Varley, Junie Désil, Rosa Elena Arteaga, and Sharon Gregson
Join us and our brilliant panelists for an online round table on Thursday, June 4 “Resistance and Resurgence” on decolonial, anti-oppressive, intersectional feminist leading edge discussions on learnings from COVID 19. We will deconstruct what COVID-19 has presented us and compare and contrast what was, what’s now and what’s to come. Register now.
- Wednesday, June 10: RavenSPEAK: Amplified VIRTUAL
RavenSPEAK is a learning space, speaker showcase event, and Indigenous Speakers Hub. RavenSPEAK is where Indigenous leaders and storytellers are visible, masterful, amplified, and connected–where stories are told, truths are unearthed, voices are heard, and a new narrative begins. Together, we will elevate the compelling voices, vital messages, and remarkable profiles of Indigenous peoples. Register now.
- July 1 – 31: Stratagem Virtual
Stratagem Virtual is an online conference and digital resource hub for diversity and inclusion engagement. In a time of social distancing, Stratagem Virtual uses timely and meaningful diversity and inclusion content to build community connection from a distance. This is the space to delve deeply into topics like identity, culture, resistance, healing, and allyship within a moving and honest context. This online conference includes Unlearning Anti-Blackness, What Does Decolonization Mean to Me? and Real Talks with Asian Entrepreneurs.
Register now and Stratagem organizers have generously offered Feminists Deliver event attendees a 10% discount with the code hellostratagem12.
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