Untold Stories: Voices of Chinatown Seniors

Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 17:00 to 19:00

Space is limited! Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/untold-stories-voices-of-chinatown-seniors-tickets-22986302650

Join us for a public conversation about the changes in Chinatown as experienced by Chinese speaking seniors that live in the neighbourhood. For many seniors, Chinatown is not only a place where they live, but it is also where their basic necessities are met. However, linguistic barriers, racial discrimination, and limited support in accessing services present daily challenges that erode the seniors’ livelihood. Now faced with a rapidly changing neighbourhood, how is development affecting our seniors? Join us in a conversation about their concerns, their hopes, and their dreams for the neighbourhood that they call home.

The event will have live English-Cantonese-Mandarin translations.

This event is held on Unceded Coast Salish Territories.

We're looking for volunteers! http://goo.gl/forms/rCa3TVoynd

This event is a collaboration between the Youth for Chinese Seniors Project, Chinatown Action Group 華埠行動小組, and hua foundation. Special thanks to our event partner WePress.

Sun Wah Centre
268 Keefer Street - 3rd floor
Vancouver , BC
49° 16' 45.6132" N, 123° 5' 53.052" W
British Columbia CA

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