Save The Date: Asian Heritage Month Panel Discussion

To celebrate Asian Heritage Month, PSAC has planned a panel discussion that will dive into issues facing Asian workers and will honour the contributions of Asian labour activists in Canada.

Combatting Anti-Asian Racism

Due to perpetuating myths and stereotypes that people of Asian descent are responsible for COVID, there has been a rise in Anti-Asian hate in Canada and the rest of the world. Anti-Asian racism is not new but has come more into focus during the pandemic. As well, the economic and health impact of the pandemic has had negative consequences on Asian communities, especially in the workplaces and health services.

Join our expert panelists as we discuss combatting Asian Racism

Greeting from Chris Aylward

  • Moderator: Danielle Dubuc, CLC Vice-President for Workers of Colour
  • Sharon DeSousa, National Executive Vice-President Public Service Alliance of Canada
  • Walter Tom, Immigration Lawyer, and Human Rights Activist
  • Lorene Oikawa, President of the National Association of Japanese Canadians
  • Natasha Bakht, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

The objectives of this panel will be to:

  • Examine key issues and goals of Asian activism
  • Examine the successes and challenges of Asian activism
  • What are some solutions?

Bilingual Session: Thursday, May 20th at 4PM PDT / 7PM EDT / 8PM AST

We are asking all attendees to register in advance for this webinar.

The panel will be bilingual and simultaneously interpreted in English and French.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the panel discussion. All PSAC members, staff, and the public are welcome to attend.



May 11, 2021