Accès Asie! Asian Heritage National Symposium1 min read

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Accès Asie Festival will be celebrating  its 15th year of existence this year. In collaboration with the MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), it has organized a National Asian Heritage Symposium which will be held in Montreal starting this Friday. From September 17th to 19th, Asian arts and culture organizations across the country will come together to share information and create new networks. The event will include activities and lectures on resource sharing, collaborative strategies, touring possibilities, funding options, and other cultural strategies.
Ricepaper and the Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop (ACWW) will be well represented at this important symposium. Ricepaper‘s very own Editor, Eury Chang, will present a session called, “Writing Diversity, Positioning yourself for success in today’s global marketplace,” while ACWW board member, UBC Creative Writing instructor and poet, Dr. Ray Hsu will convene a panel called “Asian (Canadian) History & Culture in Education Systems & Integrations?” Meanwhile, Tetsuro Shigematsu, another member of the ACWW board of directors, will be emceeing throughout the Symposium. The public are encouraged to participate as well.
For more information about this event, please see:

Press release



Along with the Symposium, Accès Asie has created an Asian Canadian wiki “to facilitate communication, to further connections from the symposium and to cultivate a democratic information sharing network with Asian Heritage Month organizations, artists and cultural organizations while increasing the profile and visibility of all Asian Canadians.” Check out the wiki at

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