October 14, 2020 at 7:00pm - 9pm

Chinese Canadian Workers in Toronto

More than 4,000 Chinese workers died building the country’s first transcontinental railroad, even as the Chinese community faced discrimination and outright racism. Laws were specially created to oppress and exclude them. Yet they persevered.

Join the Toronto Workers’ History Project in this special livestreamed presentation as the panelists will take us through more than a century of the experiences of Chinese-Canadians: fighting back, organising and leading the way for many others.


  • Winnie Ng: Activist, scholar, Chair Emeritus, Ryerson-Unifor National Chair in Social Justice and Democracy.
  • Jennifer Huang: Chinese Workers’ Network, Toronto and York Regional Labour Council
  • Justin Kong: Executive Director, Chinese Canadian National Council, Toronto

Date: Wednesday, 14 October, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Zoom or via livestream on Facebook


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