Our Second Resiliency Dialogues, a live forum conducted in Mandarin, took place at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday November 12. This session focuses on racism and discrimination experienced by newcomer Chinese and Asian communities in accessing needed services. This discussion was based on real-life experiences and scenarios that the panellists may have come across or recognize happening within our community. We explored responsive strategies and discuss related systemic issues stemmed from the scenarios. Our special guests include Jaden Peng, YY Chen and Amy Go. the following is a recording of the forum posted at our Youtube Channel.
Amy Go 吳婷婷
Amy Go, President of Chinese Canadian National Council for Social Justice is a social worker by training. For almost three decades, Amy worked in immigrant and community support services well as long term care. Amy has also been active in advocating for social justice for racialized communities.
Jaden Hsin-Yun Peng 彭心筠
Jaden is the project coordinator of Butterfly, Asian Migrant Sex Workers Support Network, and doctoral candidate in the School of Social Work at York University. She was born in Taiwan and has devoted to LGBTQ movement, human rights, and employment services for marginalized individuals for the past fifteen years. After migrating to Canada in 2015, she is currently working on advocating migrant and sex workers’ rights and LGBTQ+ newcomer community building. She is the founder of LesBond: Asian Queer Women Migrants Support Project.
Y Y Chen 陳寅元
Y.Y. Chen is an Assistant Professor at University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law (Common Law Section), where he teaches constitutional law, health law, and immigration and refugee law. Trained as a lawyer and a social worker, he holds SJD, JD, and MSW degrees from University of Toronto. He was formerly a board member of the Canadian Centre on Statelessness, a co-chair of the Committee for Accessible AIDS Treatment, and a member of the Ontario Advisory Committee on HIV/AIDS. His research interests lie at the intersection between health and international migration. He has published on such topics as the right to health, migrant health care, migration and HIV/AIDS, and medical tourism.