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Laughing Back at Empire – Asian Canadian Activism

May 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

“Laughing Back at Empire” – Asian Canadian activism from the Asianadian to Ricepaper Magazine featuring Angie Wong, Cheuk Kwan, Todd Wong

Saturday, May 4, 4:00-5:00pm at Centre A

Important accessibility note: Unfortunately, both elevators in the Sun Wah building are currently out of order. Event attendees will need to use the staircase to get to Centre A.

A ground-breaking book about the Asianasian, one of Canada’s first anti-racist, anti- sexist, and anti-homophobic magazines, “Laughing Back at Empire” recounts the significance of this seven-year run publication that established a national platform for then-emerging Asian Canadian writers, artists, musicians, activists, and scholars such as SKY Lee, Jim Wong-Chu, Joy Kogawa, Himani Bannerji, and Paul Yee.


Centre A: Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
268 Keefer Street #Unit 205
Vancouver, BC Canada
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