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My Art is Activism, Part II

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Activist Sid Chow Tan shares his videos from his extensive archives about Asian Canadian social movements and direct action.

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Long time DTES documentarian/organizer Sid Chow Tan shares from his archive of volunteer-produced video journalism. Sid’s choices of videos will highlight Chinese Canadian social movements and direct action in Chinatown, particularly redress for the Chinese head tax and exclusion. Full videos and excerpts include: Jim Wong-Chu interview (1987) and poetry reading (2014); Redress at Chinese Cultural Centre (1988); Fight for the Soul of Chinatown (1991); Gim Wong the Song (2005), and more. Thanks to community television volunteers and staff who made possible the production, broadcast and archive of these videos. Sid also thanks the Downtown Eastside Small Arts Grant and Heart of the City Festival for their support. Webinar followed by Q&A with Sid.

  • Interactive workshop on Zoom with Q&A opportunity with Sid - maximum 100 participants
  • Free / donation appreciated
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