Calgary Youths Working Together
In 1923, the Canadian government officially passed the Chinese Immigration Act (Also known as the Chinese Exclusion Act) to prevent Chinese immigrants from coming to Canada.
This year is 2023. On this 100th anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act, the youths of the Youth Leadership Project of ECSSEN Career School and other associations in Calgary are working together to hold activities to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Immigration Act.
The feature of this project is youths lead youths, and let youths listen to historical stories, remember the history, and prevent the resurgence of anti-Chinese ideology!
This project includes a series of activities:
Invite guests to tell youths about the history of the Chinese Exclusion Act
Invite a descendant of a railway worker to tell the history of their ancestors and the contribution of Chinese people to Canada and Calgary’s history
Invite a guest to talk about the history of Calgary Chinatown
Visit the Chinese Culture Museum in the Calgary Cultural Center
At the end of the project, we will hold a youth speech competition on July 29, 2023 on this Chinese Immigration Act (aka, Chinese Exclusion Act)
Participation in various activities, including visiting the Chinese Culture Museum in the Cultural Center and speech contests are free
Thank you for your attention!
ECSSEN Career School Youth Leadership Program together with the Calgary youths 100th Anniversary Commemoration of Canadian Immigration Exclusion Act Team
June 10, 2023