For two decades, Ricepaper Magazine published profiles, Q&A, and interviews from some of the most prominent artists, scribes, and influencers in the Asian Canadian community. The Ricepaper Second Serving series offer readers a chance to look back at our history and remember some thought-provking words spoken and written by those who helped change it.
We have a role in a democracy, which is to provide information to people so they can become better citizens and make judgement about a range of subjects. So, in a way, we’re like the extension of the elementary school teacher. Only we’re teaching them about current events and life. But you’re not an elementary school teacher. They don’t have to listen to you. So, you’ve got to entice them and attract them and entertain them to read the story about a serious topic. – Jan Wong
“Lunch with Jan Wong” by Charlie Cho from issue 5.4. Click here to see Ricepaper Magazine’s archive.