PSAC BC Racially Visible Caucus meeting

February 23, 2019
11:30 am to 2:00 pm
PSAC Vancouver Regional Office - 200 5238 Joyce Street, Vancouver, BC (Map)

This meeting is open to all self-identified Racially Visible PSAC members in BC. If you would like to attend and have not yet self-ID'd, please use the form here.


The next Racially Visible Caucus meeting has been scheduled for February 23, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM at the PSAC Regional General Office (Suite 200, 5238 Joyce Street, Vancouver, BC). We aim to celebrate Black History Month and Chinese New Year, do some planning for future events, including the Regional Conference scheduled for 2020.

Meeting Agenda

  1. Introductions
  2. Short education films on Black History Month and Chinese New Year (Year of the Pig)
  3. Action plan / Goals: Racially Visible activities for this year
  4. Future Planning: Ideas for Racially Visible Conference in 2020
  5. Roundtable

Please RSVP to me directly on your attendance by Friday, February 15, 2019. 

  • A light lunch will be provided, so please let me know if there are any dietary restrictions.
  • Participation via phone is also available upon request.

I am looking forward to seeing you at the meeting! In the meantime, here are some recipes and events in Vancouver & Victoria that celebrate Chinese New Year and Black History Month, if you know of other events taking place in other communities around the province, let me know and I'd be happy to share the details.
Chinese New Year Recipe Ideas

Events in Vancouver

Chinese New Year Parade: In 2019 Vancouver celebrates Chinese New Year with the 46th annual Chinese New Year Parade in Chinatown on February 10th. It’s an impressive event! Expect to see marching bands, Chinese lion dancing and entries by numerous community businesses and non-profit groups.

  • Date: February 10, 2019
  • Location: Chinatown
  • Time: 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Cost: Free

The Year of the Pig Temple Fair: A one-day festival celebrating the Chinese New Year.

  • Date: February 10, 2019
  • Location: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver’s Chinatown, 578 Carrall Street
  • Time: 10:00 am - 4:30pm
  • Cost: By donation

Black History Month film series Curated by Barbara Chirinos

  • From February 2 – 26, 2019
  • Location: Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St.
  • Cost: 3 ticket pack $30

Vancouver Public Library Black History Month Exhibit: The Afronautic Research Lab

  • Date: February 15, 2019
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Alma VanDusen Room, Vancouver Public Library, 350 W Georgia (Vancouver)
  • Cost: Free

Events in Victoria

Chinese New Year’s Celebrations: Enjoy the annual Chinese lion dance parade. This festivities will include cultural performances and a Kung Fu demonstration.

  • Date: February 10, 2019
  • Location: Gate of Harmonious Interest Chinatown
  • Time: 12:00pm - 3:30pm
  • Cost: Free

Ross Bay Cemetery Tour

  • Date: February 24th, 2019
  • Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Cost: $5 dollars/ person
  • Location: Ross Bay Cemetery 1516 Fairfield Rd. (Victoria)

In Solidarity,

Stephen Torng
PSAC BC Regional Coordinator for Racially Visible Members