Envisioning Asian-Canadian Futures: Film Studies as Anti-Racist Pedagogy

When and Where

Wednesday, April 05, 2023 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Munk School of Global Affairs
315 Bloor Street West


Panel Discussion


Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University College and the University of Toronto Libraries Proudly Co-Present:

A panel discussion about teaching through film in the context of #stopthehate and transnational anti-racist activism. Speakers will reflect on the distinct pedagogical possibilities of film for the future of teaching against racism in all its forms with specific attention to Asian Canadian Studies. Drawing on examples from their own work, panelists will discuss the politics of race and the potential of emerging visions of anti-racist solidarity enabled through visual studies.


The Honorable Dr. Vivienne Poy (Chancellor Emerita, University of Toronto)


Professor Takashi Fujitani (Dr. David Chu Chair in Asia- Pacific Studies; Director, Dr. David Chu Program in Asia-Pacific Studies at the Asian Institute; Department of History, University of Toronto)

Professor Nadine Chan (Cinema Studies Institute, University of Toronto)

Professor Elizabeth Wijaya (Director of the Southeast Asia Seminar Series at the Asian Institute, Munk School; Department of Visual Studies and Cinema Studies Institute, University of Toronto)


Professor Rachel Silvey (Richard Charles Lee Director, Asian Institute, Munk School; Department of Geography & Planning, University of Toronto)



Contact Information


Asian Institute


315 Bloor Street West