Join us to celebrate the launch of Journeys of Hope: Challenging Discrimination and Building on Vancouver Chinatown’s Legacies! Created through a continued partnership between the City of Vancouver and the University of British Columbia, this book is an indication of both partners’ commitments to collaboratively plan and develop a UNESCO World Heritage Status application for Vancouver’s Chinatown.
This edition builds on the commemorative version unveiled at the Vancouver City Council’s special meeting in Chinatown on April 22, 2018, capturing the historical moment when the City formally apologized for its past involvement in the discrimination and racism against early Chinese Canadian immigrants and their families.
Written in both English and Chinese, Journeys of Hope reaffirms the importance of multilingual engagement in community building, outreach, and education.
Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019
Time: 7:00 – 8:30PM
Alice MacKay Room, Central Library
350 West Georgia St.
All are welcome, and no registration is required. Books will be available for sale and signing for the special launch price of $40.00.
This event is sponsored by the Vancouver Public Library and the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC.