Tuskeegee Airmen and Chinese-Canadian war vets

Hear the unique and historical stories from two distinguished war-time veterans’ groups from the US and Canada. The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American military aviators in the United States armed forces and faced discrimination within the military and as civilians. In Canada, Chinese-Canadian war vets faced similar societal problems of non-acceptance. Representatives from both groups will come together for this opening symposium to share their personal stories of dedication, courage and acceptance. Note: this is the first of five community events leading into the Canada Day long weekend. Learn more about this event and find out about other events in this historic summit.

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Chinese Canadian Stories multimedia project kiosk

UBC’s Chinese Canadian Stories project unveiled interactive kiosks at Vancouver Public Library and UBC’s Museum of Anthropology this past weekend.

The kiosks offer compelling stories of Chinese Canadian communities, a searchable Chinese Head Tax Register of 97,000 digitized records and Gold Mountain Quest, an educational videogame.

To learn more about this collaborative project between UBC Library and Simon Fraser University Library, read the media advisory.

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