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Building Resilience Together: Supporting Asian communities

This interactive session will serve as a forum to discuss the long term impact of colonial legislation on Asians in BC with a particular emphasis on how the global pandemic has accentuated the feelings of Asian Canadians being shamed, stigmatized, and ‘Othered’.

The aim of this session is, through discussion, reframe the ways we value, contribute and create impactful change to support Asian Canadians and their diverse communities. This is an opportunity for participants to build a toolbox of resources and strategies as allies. And, at the same time, develop and share strategies to practice self-care.



May 25, 2021


11:00 am - 12:30 pm



Member Cost:


Who should attend

This workshop is open to all.

What you will learn

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Have awareness of the impact of historical legislation and policies on Asians, particularly the Chinese in BC
  • Engage in dialogue in discourses about racial justice within the broader discourse of systemic racism
  • Learn some strategies to support Asian communities


Dr. Grace Wong Sneddon
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Art History and Visual Studies – University of Victoria

Dr. Grace Wong Sneddon is an adjunct professor in the Department of Art History and Visual Studies and an associate fellow in the Centre for the Studies of Religion and Societies at the University of Victoria. As the former Director of Academic Leadership Initiatives and Adviser to the Provost on Equity and Diversity at the University of Victoria, she has been responsible for the development and implementation of professional development for senior leaders, a diverse faculty renewal program and tasked with creating a campus wide culture of respect that values diversity, equity and inclusion.

Dr. Wong Sneddon has an Interdisciplinary Ph.D in Anthropology and Pacific and Asian Studies from the University of Victoria. Her areas of research include: race and gender in popular culture, Asian North American identity, the Chinese diasporic culture, women in leadership, equity, diversity and inclusion.  Her research has informed her extensive experience in the areas of educational and employment equity and she consults widely with post-secondary institutions and government agencies locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. She is passionately committed to her local community and is President of the Greater Victoria Eldercare Foundation, Director of the Hoy Sun Ning Yung Benevolent Association and Pacific Opera Victoria, Vice-Chair of the Victoria Chinese Museum Society and past Chair of the Victoria Foundation.