Asian Heritage Month

Asian and South Asian History Month Programming


Each year during May we recognize and celebrate Asian and South Asian History Month. For CRRC this is a time to recognize the ongoing histories and contributions of all Asian and South Asian people locally, nationally and internationally. Please join us throughout the month as we learn more about Asian history of migration and immigration, contemporary issues of power and oppression faced by many Asian members of our community and celebrate the artistic contribution of two members of our community. 

Wednesday May 18th to Tuesday May 31st at Sadleir House (751 George St. N)

ASAHM Artist Showcase May 18th to May 31st


More information to come! During the last two weeks of May two local visual artist will have their work on display in the Sadleir House Senior Common Room located at 751 George St. N. (Second Floor). We will be holding a closing night, stay tuned for more information.

Fin Xuan Lee Tran Collection

As I begin to gather my home in Peterborough to move to Toronto I am reminded and reflected of all the memories and experiences through my art both from the past and present. I am 19 and taking general arts and science at George Brown. I will be showing my art in celebration for Peterborough's community race relations. All pieces are for sale and would be greatly appreciated  sold for value and admiration of my work and pieces. I have included many old pieces as well some new ones such as a small buddha banner, lotus flower painting experimenting, and landscape or florals. Id like to thank the organizer and all of you who decide to come out to check out my creations.

In the past ive had shows with a very strong lean towards abstraction, surrealism, and expressionism. While I still try and work with expressionism and impressions, I have decided to take a different approach for some of my newer creations. I have been experimenting more with water colors, and realism so I hope that those of you who have seen my art befote notice a shift or perhaps different elements, and techniques.


Thursday May 19th 5pm at Sadleir House (751 George St. N.)

Public Talk by Momin Rahman on Islamophobia and Connecting Our Histories to Challenge It


Join Professor Momin Rahman and CRRC during May's Asian and South Asian History Month during the evening of May 19th when in a lecture discussing islampahobia and connecting our histories to challenge it. This event if free and snacks will be provided.
Momin Rahman is a Professor of Sociology at Trent University and a Fellow of the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto, both in Canada. His current research focuses on LGBT Muslims and he is the author of Homosexualities, Muslim Cultures and Modernity (2014); Gender and Sexuality (with Stevi Jackson, 2010) and Sexuality and Democracy (2000).

Sunday May 28th 12:00pm at Artspace (378 Aylmer St. N.)

Film Screening - Half: The Story of a Chinese-Jamaican Son with Q & A with Filmmaker Jeanette Kong


Caught between two cultures and races – Vincent Lee was born to a Chinese father and a Jamaican mother. After his father’s pre-mature death, five-year-old Vincent sailed across the ocean to southern China where he endured a life of hardship and servitude. Separated from his mother and siblings for more than two decades, Vincent returned to his native Jamaica as an adult. In this compelling documentary told from multiple perspectives, Half reflects the complex, yet common practice of sending mixed race sons to China for acculturation in the 1930s. It reveals one man's universal search for family, identity, and belonging. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n0zumaOutw
Jeanette Kong is a Jamaican-born, Chinese-Canadian documentary filmmaker based in Toronto. Her feature directorial debut Finding Samuel Lowe won the Audience Choice Awards at the ReelWorld Film Festivals in Toronto and Markham and was shortlisted for Best Diaspora Documentary at the 2014 Africa Movie Academy Awards. Her short documentaries The Chiney Shop and Half: The Story of a Chinese-Jamaican Son both premiered in the Caribbean at the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival. In July 2014, the films were selected to commemorate the 160th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Chinese to Jamaica at the Institute of Jamaica.

This event is free and food will be provided!!