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Building Coalitions amidst Anti-Asian Racism

Mei Chiu


In this video, Mei Chiu is a Chinese woman that presents in a multi-coloured room with red and white walls, a large desk with leather chairs, and long white bookshelf on the left. Chiu has medium length black hair, and wears a royal blue V-neck shirt.

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Building Coalitions amidst Anti-Asian Racism

with Mei Chiu

Mei Chiu is a lawyer and social justice activist who works with The Progressive Chinese of Quebec, an organization that fights anti-Chinese racism.

In this video

Themes

Anti-Asian racism

Chiu examines the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the existing issues within the social economic system. In particular, Chiu examines the impact the pandemic has had in further revealing anti-Chinese discrimination in Quebec and in Canada as a whole.

Taking action

  • Fight internalized racism by building coalitions, solidarity and understanding with other oppressed groups; beware of divide and conquer tactics

  • For non-minorities be aware of the impact of white supremacy

  • Be reflexive of the model minority myth

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