Round Table — Anti-Asian Racism and the Pandemic: An Assessment
3680 Rue Jeanne-Mance, Montréal, QC, Canada
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Parker Mah is a fourth-generation Chinese man of Toishanese descent, based in Tio’tia:ke. Parker being a multimedia artist, musician, and DJ, his varied works deal with different themes and realities, such as migration, hybridization and identity. He also participates actively in many cultural and activist spaces as a curator, moderator, trainer and community organizer.
Julie Tran holds a master’s degree in Social Services from the University of Ottawa. As a young feminist, anti-racism activist, Julie has spoken out against systemic racism on multiple high-audience media outlets to shine light on this issue. Her research examines, among other things, the issue of discrimination against Asian women through an intersectional and decolonial feminist lens. Julie is currently project manager for the “HoodStop les violences sexuelles” project in the Hoodstock organization.
Me Sau May Chiu is a family mediator who has exclusively practised family law since 2008. A member of the Barreau du Québec since 1996, she has previously worked as an immigration lawyer and has cumulated great experiences in community and intercultural spaces, especially in the integration and anti-discrimination sectors. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Arts as well as a bachelor’s degree in Law.
A psychiatrist by profession, Viet Tran is the founder and editor in chief of Sticky Rice Magazine, a non-profit organization and digital magazine founded in Montreal, aiming to contribute to a more authentic representativeness of Asian people in the media and promote creativity in Asian communities.
Diamond is an independent journalist who covers contemporary social and environmental issues. Born from Shanghainese parents in Montreal/Tio’tia:ke, she aims to give a voice to silenced stories as well as marginalized perspectives in the public sphere. Most of her work addresses themes like intersectionality, diaspora, sustainable development and social justice. Her articles have been published in multiple media outlets, such as Toronto Star, CBC, The Canadian Encyclopedia, and La Converse.
Rebecca Ng is a second-generation Chinese Canadian. After dropping out of Concordia University’s animation program, Rebecca went on to work on productions such as Ville Neuve, Green Eggs and Ham, and Zamzoom. She now runs a bubble tea store in Montreal.