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Suzhou Alley Women's Mural Panel Discussion

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM


The Suzhou Alley Women's Mural (SAWM) celebrates the contributions and legacies of the women who helped shape Vancouver's Chinatown over the last century. But to many people, Chinatown is a thing of the past. How are these women and their stories relevant to our lives today?

On May 11, join us for a screening of the SAWM Digital Stories followed by a lively panel discussion featuring:

Daniel Chen, creator of “Serving the Community: Food as a Medium of Cultural Conservation,” and an aspiring documentary journalist currently completing his BA in Asian Studies and Asian Canadian and Asian migration studies at the University of British Columbia.

Alger Ji-Liang, creator of “Cultural Activism of the Diaspora: Intersection of Heritage, Community and Care.” Alger is an emerging interdisciplinary artist who situates the body as the centre of research and uses photographic and filmmaking practices to speak on identity, memory, and space.

Imogene Lim, a multi-award winning educator, community activist, and holder of Chinese Canadian history. An ethnoarchaeologist by training, Imogene teaches in Vancouver Island University’s Department of Anthropology and Global Studies Program. For her extensive contributions to the community, she received the 2020 BC Medal of Good Citizenship.

Mia Wu is Owner and Senior Tailor at Modernize Tailors, a legacy custom tailor shop that has been part of Vancouver’s Chinatown since 1913. Born and raised in Taiwan, Mia apprenticed at Modernize Tailors with Bill Wong and devoted her career to carrying on the legacy of Modernize Tailors after his passing.

This project received generous support from the Cinevolution Media Arts Society, BC Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts.

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