The Winnipeg Human Rights Committee hosted an online event to celebrate Asian Heritage during the month of May.
The definition of “Asian” includes many different peoples and traditions such as those originating in East Asia (China, South Korea and Japan), South Asia (Bhutan, India, and Pakistan), Central Asia (Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan), Southeast Asia (Brunei Darussalam, Philippines and Thailand) and Western Asia (Armenia, Bahrain, and Syria). The list of countries is by no means exhaustive rather an intriguing look at the diversity of what lands and cultures are considered Asian.
To celebrate Asian Heritage Month virtually, the committee hosted a webinar with three inspirational speakers, Lorene Oikawa, President, National Association of Japanese Canadian, Dora Ng, Youth Activist, Grassroots Organizer, Dr. Art Miki, Director, Asian Heritage Month Society Manitoba as well as the PSAC Prairies Regional Executive Vice President, Marianne Hladun.
View the recording of the online event celebrating Aisan Heritage Month!