ACAM Tributaries Launch & Welcome Back

This virtual event will be hosted from the unceded, ancestral, and occupied territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. We would like to acknowledge this, as a program framed around Asian diasporic and Asian Canadian experiences, which are implicated in settler colonialism. As this is a virtual event, we may all be based on different Indigenous territories. To learn more about where you are situated, visit https://native-land.ca.

When: Monday, September 28th, 4:30-6:00pm (PDT)

Where: Zoom.us (Link TBA). Only registered participants will receive the Zoom link, which we will send prior to the event.

RSVP via form below.

Event Description:

The Asian Canadian Asian Migration Studies program invites you to join us in celebrating the launch of the third volume of our student journal, Tributaries, at our annual welcome back event. This event will feature readings and visual art from several Tributaries contributors and a short Q&A and is also an opportunity to learn about ACAM and connect with current students, staff members, and community partners associated with the program.

Tributaries draws from the multidisciplinary origins of UBC’s Asian Canadian and Asian Migration (ACAM) studies program, bringing together different platforms, mediums and genres to explore the diversity of our lived experiences, migration stories, identities, and community connections. We are committed to sharing the stories and voices of marginalized communities across the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, class, ability and beyond. 

This third edition asks, how might we imagine Asian/Asian Canadian diasporic futurities? In asking this question, this year’s journal highlights the intimate relationships between the past, present, and future; the stories we tell ourselves about the past shape how we imagine and construct our futures. The stories we tell ourselves about the future re-envision our past and present selves. This framing reassesses how we engage with our pasts, locate our presents, and work toward our futures, thus providing a lens to imagine the future of both Asian/Asian Canadian studies as an academic discipline, and Asian/Asian Canadian as an identity category.

This event is free and open to all. 

*** Accessibility ***

  • This event will take place on Zoom.us, a video conferencing platform. No Zoom account is required to access the event, but participants will need to have access to Zoom.us on desktop or browser.
  • This event requires a working WiFi connection and may not be suitable for those with EMS (electromagnetic sensitivity).
  • During this event, sharing your video/audio is optional. Responses can be shared via video, audio, text, or a combination. Staff members will be available to monitor typed responses in the chat box.

*** Safety & Privacy ***

  • This event will not be recorded in any way. We ask participants to respect others’ privacy by refraining from recording any part of the event (e.g. via video, screen record, photography, screenshotting, etc) unless consent is requested and expressly given.
  • We do not use the attention-tracking feature on Zoom.
  • Only registered participants will receive the Zoom link, which we will send prior to the event.

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* If you have questions or accessibility needs not listed here, please contact acam.events@ubc.ca by Wednesday, September 23rd. *