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This year’s festival GlobalAsian: from Grassroots to Globalization features authors and cultural activists from not only Canada, but across the Asian diaspora. As “Asian” cannot easily be defined within geographical borders of one continent, but rather a conceptual collection of experiences and memories, LiterASIAN shines a spotlight that critically examines what it means to be a storyteller of Asian descent.
This is the second year that LiterASIAN will be virtually broadcast live across the world festival will feature events featuring authors from across North America and the world.
Paul Yee, Ramona Mar, Tommy Tao, Jeannie Young, Christy Fong, Rachel Lau, June Chow
Moderated by Winnie L. Cheung
The Pender Guy radio collective grew out of a wave of Chinese Canadian youth activism in the early 1970s, running their operations from Vancouver’s Chinatown. Airing on Vancouver Co-operative Radio (Co-op Radio), the show explored issues related to Chinese-Canadian identity, history, politics, and art through news reporting, interviews, humour, drama, and music. Produced entirely by volunteers, the Pender Guy offered a way for young Chinese Canadians to gain community media skills and counter mainstream media representation of Chinatown and Chinese Canadians. With the City of Vancouver Archives’ recent digitization of the audio tapes, these tapes are now accessible entirely online, becoming an oral history archive of a formative period of Asian Canadian history. Join us as members of the Pender Guy share their memories on the show and play some of their favourite segments from the tapes while the community activists who helped preserve and document the show share the importance of the Pender Guy archives to the community both locally and internationally.
Visit the Pender Guy fonds at the City of Vancouver here: https://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/pender-guy-radio-collective-fonds