Sharing Our Stories of Belonging: A Field Trip to A Seat at the Table Exhibit

ACAM is thrilled to collaborate with UBC Wellness Centre’s IBPOC Wellness Mentors and UBC INSTRCC to co-host a student field trip to see the A Seat at the Table exhibit at the Museum of Vancouver!  The field trip will consist of a curator’s tour of the exhibit, followed by a sharing circle led by student facilitators, where participants are invited to discuss and reflect on the stories of migration and belonging represented in the exhibit, and how those stories relate to their own experiences of belonging on and beyond campus.  Light lunch will be provided as part of the field trip.

The field trip is free and open to all UBC students.  We will be offering the field trip twice: once on Friday, November 19, from 11am to 1pm; and then on Saturday, November 20, from 11am-1pm.  Space is limited – please use the registration form below to reserve your ticket!

The health and safety of our students and communities remain our top priority and so, we are following the guidance provided by UBC and the Province of British Columbia’s BC Restart Plan. Please note that all participants will be required to wear non-medical masks and have proof of vaccination accompanied with a government-issued ID upon entrance to the museum.

We would like to acknowledge that this event will take place on the traditional, unceded, ancestral homelands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations. We hope that as we continue facilitating dialogue around Asian diasporic communities, we also engage in critical conversation about what it means to be uninvited guests and settlers on this land.  This field trip is generously supported by the Quan Lee Excellence Fund for Asian Canadian & Asian Migration Studies.

About the exhibit: A Seat at the Table: Chinese Immigration and British Columbia is a multi-sited and collaborative exhibition project that explores historical and contemporary stories of Chinese Canadians in BC and their struggles for belonging. Using food and restaurant culture as entry point, the project highlights stories that reveal the great diversity of immigrant experiences and of the communities immigrants develop. It also addresses themes of belonging, racism, agency, resilience and reparation as important facets of the complex picture of Chinese migrants and their descendants in the province.

About UBC IBPOC Wellness Mentors: As trained undergraduate and graduate student staff, IBPOC Wellness Mentors are available to have supportive one-on-one or group mentorship conversations with students in person or online. The mentors will provide peer-based mentorship or conversations that centre IBPOC experiences in how intersecting identities contribute to and impact student health and wellbeing. They will also host low-barrier events and activities for IBPOC students to connect with student health and wellbeing resources and support.

About UBC INSTRCC: The Initiative for Student Teaching and Research in Chinese Canadian Studies (INSTRCC) at UBC was created to engage and empower students to conduct crucial and groundbreaking community-based research relevant to Chinese Canadian communities. Students are encouraged to use the latest digital technologies to distribute and create informative and engaging materials that anyone can easily access to learn about the importance of Chinese Canadians. As one of the community engagement initiatives that works with the Asian Canadian and Asian Canadian Studies (ACAM) program at UBC, INSTRCC prepares students to work on community-engaged projects both locally and globally, providing transformative learning experiences that help shape students understanding of themselves and the world in which they live.