The Unwelcome Dinner
24 Feb 2017
7:00PM - 10:00PM
|Where||Roedde House Museum
1415 Barclay St
A commemorative dinner hosted by Henry Tsang
Featuring food by Wesley Young and Jacob Deacon Evans
Conversation with Hayne Wai, Kevin Huang and Stephanie Yuen
On February 24, artist Henry Tsang invites you to a sit-down dinner commemorating the 130th anniversary of Vancouver’s first anti-Chinese riot. On the evening of February 24 1887, white labourers arrived in Coal Harbour to drive out a Chinese crew brought in to clear the area of what later would become the West End. The mob attacked the workers, then continued on to Chinatown where they looted homes and set fire to buildings.Local activist Hayne Wai will talk about the institutional racism that the Chinese have confronted since that time, raising questions about who has the right to call this place home. Hua Foundation Executive Director Kevin Huang will address how historical awareness and cultural traditions relate or conflict with contemporary and especially youth culture among Chinese Canadians and beyond. And food critic Stephanie Yuen will speak about the development and representation of Chinese cuisine in the city.
This limited-seating event will take place in the Roedde House Museum, built 7 years after the riots that took place nearby. Local acclaimed chefs Wesley Young and Jacob Deacon Evans will present a thematically-related menu.Join us on February 24 from 7 to 10pm for a series of talks, thoughtfully prepared food, conversation and reflection.
Photo courtesy of the organiser/s