Webinar – No Vaccine Against Hate: COVID-related Anti-Asian Racism on Migration

Thursday 23 September 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT, online (Canada)


A webinar exploring the implications of anti-Asian racism for migrants and diasporas during and post-pandemic

Canada and the United Kingdom increasingly rely on international immigration from Asia to boost their population and economic growth. However, during the pandemic, government officials and media reporting on the origins of COVID-19 in both countries contributed to the racializing and othering of Chinese people and those who are assumed to be of Asian descent. This has led to increasing acts of anti-Asian racism and xenophobia at both individual and systemic levels.

How have newcomers and Asian diaspora communities been impacted by COVID-related racism? What, then, is the role of non-profit organizations, activists, and migration scholars in advocating against it? How does anti-Asian racism challenge narratives promoting multiculturalism and the model minority myth? How might this affect future migration from Asia to western democratic countries?

Join CERC Migration for a webinar that will address some of these questions by exploring the implications of anti-Asian racism for migrants and diasporas during and post-pandemic.

Panelists include:

  • Ethel Tungohan, Assistant Professor, Department of Politics, York University
  • Miu Chung Yan, Professor, School of Social Work, University of British Columbia
  • Diana Yeh, Senior Lecturer, City, University of London

Chair: Michelle Nguyen, Research Technician, CERC Migration, Ryerson University

For more information visit the CERC Migration website.


Find out more information and book your free place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/no-vaccine-against-hate-covid-related-anti-asian-racism-on-migration-tickets-166538684689?

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