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Special Programming

Faculty of Arts - National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism: Building Solidarities.


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Counselling support through the Centre for Student Development and Counselling

Participants of the Forum who are current X University students residing within Ontario are welcome to connect with counselling support through the Centre for Student Development and Counselling (CSDC). To book an appointment, please contact the CSDC at or 416-979-5195 and indicate that you are a participant of this year’s National Forum on Anti-Asian Racism. The counselling team where possible will meet student requests in terms of counsellor 

identity (e.g., gender, race, ethnicity, sexual identity). Please let the CSDC know if you have any specific requests with regard to counsellor match.

Rest & Relaxation Room

If you feel like you need a break from listening to presentations but want to stay engaged, please join us in our Rest and Relaxation Zoom room! Someone will be there if you want to debrief, do some Zoom coloring, chat about your favorite Asian snacks or just hang out quietly. 

Three Asian people cut out decoupage style on a teal coloured background with flowers.

Virtual Guest Book on Jamboard

All registered forum participants will have access to the Forum’s virtual guest book. Share your thoughts, a doodle or a photo! Sign in to your Pheedloop dashboard (login details will be sent to all registrants a week prior to the Forum) and follow the link in the lobby page announcements!

Graphic Recording

Throughout the forum, we will be drawing on the creative talents of an artist from Fuselight Creative to visually capture the thoughts, feelings, and common themes felt by attendees, panelists and moderators. We will be providing this visual representation of the forum to all participants, post-forum to maintain the importance of continuing the conversation.

Wellness and Educational Resources

Find a list of important and valuable resources to take with you as you apply the new perspectives and voices amplified at this year’s forum.  (PDF file) Download the PDF.

Spotify Playlist

Check out our National Forum Against Anti-Asian Racism Spotify playlist (external link)  supporting Asian artists.

Event organizers

This event was organized by the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University (renaming in process), in partnership with UBC, the University of Manitoba and in collaboration with students and faculty from a number of other Canadian universities.