Asian Heritage Month is an opportunity to recognize the historical role Asian Canadian communities played in nation-building as well as their current impact on Canadian society, says Marium Tolson-Murtty, UWindsor director of anti-racism organization change.
The Government of Canada formally designated May as Asian Heritage Month in 2002. This year’s theme is “Continuing a legacy of greatness,” and the University of Windsor has invited members of its community to contribute their voices to a series sharing their experiences. Watch for articles in DailyNews through May.
“In celebrating, we must also acknowledge the rise of anti-Asian hate and the long-standing history of systemic racism and discrimination,” Tolson-Murtty says. “In Canadian history, exploitation and a lack of basic human rights have too often plagued the experience of those of Asian descent. We are challenged to do better and be better by reflecting on this history.”
Read more on the website of the vice-president, equity, diversity, and inclusion.