Celebrate Asian Heritage Month
Throughout May, CBC is highlighting the heritage and contributions of Asian-Canadians
May is Asian Heritage Month, a time to acknowledge and celebrate the rich history of Asian-Canadians and their contributions to our country.
To commemorate the occasion, CBC is sharing profiles of amazing Asian-Canadians every week to highlight those who are making meaningful contributions in the community.
Montrealer Nathon Kong is an entrepreneur and fashion designer. He has been invited to speak on world stages like TEDx, and was recognized for his talent at the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal alongside world-renowned designer Thierry Mugler in 2019.
Read more about Nathon and his thoughts on what it means to be Asian-Canadian in 2021 here.
For more Asian Heritage Month content, visit CBC Gem for a collection of series, documentaries and films that honour the culturally diverse and rich heritage of Asian-Canadians and follow the hashtag #ProudlyAsianCanadian on social media for more inspiring profiles.
Interviews on CBC Listen
- Festival Accès Asie: May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada and one festival in Montreal uses this time to promote Asian culture and arts! We hear from the artistic director of Festival Acces Asie and from a visual artist and dancer living with cerebral palsy
- Why Does Chinatown Matter: As Montreal's Chinatown faces a number of threats, Shawn talks with callers and advocates about its past, present and future.
All in a Weekend
- It's been almost a year since the launch of Sticky Rice, a webzine and platform devoted to Asian-Canadian life. Viet Tran, the Montreal editor-in-chief and founder tells us about the kinds of stories they've been telling and what this volunteer-run project has meant to him.
Virtual events to attend
Dragonmasters: A Cultural Odyssey: The untold story of the Chinese dragon and its roots and history in China and North America | Screening May 2 onwards
Let's Talk Webinar: A panel discussion about how anti-Asian racism has manifested in our systems, how resilient the Asian community has been and how we can find ways to resolve anti-Asian racism hosted by Act2EndRacism Network | May 20, 2021 @ 1 p.m.