User:Asian Canadian Wiki
Asian Canadian wiki is a website dedicated to promoting Asian Canadian community and is a database of all things Asian Canadian - from artists, scientists, leaders, to cultural centres, community organizations and festivals.
 Vision Statement
The Asian Canadian Wiki team is dedicated to working to end all forms of discrimination, including racism and stereotyping.
 Who Are We
We are a collective of like-minded Canadians who believe in the democratization and accessibility of information sharing.
- Janet Lumb: Directing Coordinator
- Rob Parungao: Moderator/Project Coordinator
- Elena Kusaka: Moderator/Summer Project Coordinator
- Festival Accès Asie: Moderator
- Heeseung Ko: Contributor
- Adrienne Vicente: Moderator
- Allan Lee: Moderator
- Speranza Spir: Contributor
- Xi Feng: Contributor
- Florence So: Website Networker
- Mike Chan: Logo Designer
 History and News
The intent of this site was to gather like-minded Asian Canadians from arts and cultural communities to participate in a Asian Heritage Symposium in Montreal in 2010. Locating Asian Canadian artists, arts organizations, communities and centres was a challenging process. We realized that connecting these communities required more research and development.
The asiancanadianwiki.org was soon created by compiling renowned artists, established artist organizations, and re-usable third-party information into a online resource. Spearheaded by Festival Accès Asie, the site was created by a small team of dedicated volunteers to realize objectives for the National Asian Heritage Month Symposium.
With funding from Canada Council for the Arts and with your support, our 2012 goal is to “kickstart” asiancanadianwiki.org with design elements and substantial and credible content. Our hope is that the site will have the necessary visibility and participation to foster connection, culture and community.
 2010 Asian Heritage Symposium
In September 2010, Accès Asie (aka Montreal Asian Heritage Festival) hosted a national Asian Heritage Symposium in Montreal. The symposium offered discussion and coaching activities led by speakers who are known for their leadership in the respective areas of cultural strategy, fundraising strategies and diversity-equity policy implementation.
 2013 Presentation by Janet Lumb on the Asian Canadian Wiki at Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library at U of T
Presentation will be based on ancestry, culture and community. I will speak about who I am, my mother, Asian Heritage Month, Festival Accès Asie, cultural politics, and the Asian Canadian Wiki in 2009 that was created to engage community participation in the national Asian Heritage Month Symposium in 2010. The Asian Canadian Wiki was created in the context of the democratization of knowledge/ technology, citizen participation, popular education, opensource, blogging and Wikipedia. With the phenomena of living globally in our hands and homes, virtual realities and international migrations, culture and community plays an even more pertinent role in the 21st century.
Links, sources to my presentation Jean Lumb Foundation http://jeanlumbfoundation.ca/
Peter Jackson’s definition of cultural politics: “the domain in which meanings are constructed and negotiated, where relations of dominance and subordination are defined and contested,” papers in this session will discuss how understandings of exclusion, fragmentation, and disconnect intersect with culturally constructed social divisions such as ethnicity, race, gender, nationality, religion, class, age-grade, and/or sexuality. http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/logbrowse.pl?trx=vx&list=H-CAE&month=0803&week=b&msg=GcohxmT627IhtsnvhLAsgw&user=&pw=
Festival Accès Asie, Montreal Asian Heritage Festival http://accesasie.com/?lang=en
Arts and technology, OBORO and Accès Asie-1998 http://www.oboro.net/en
Zab Maboungou/Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata and William Lau, Little Pear Garden Collective, 2005 http://www.oboro.tv/en/video/7-moments
Asian Canadian Wiki -2009 National Asian Heritage Month Symposium http://www.asiancanadianwiki.org/w/National_Asian_Heritage_Symposium_2010
Citizen participation Sherry Arnstein Sherry Arnstein discusses eight types of participation in A Ladder of Citizen Participation (1969). Often termed as "Arnstein's ladder", these are broadly categorized as: Citizen Power: Citizen Control, Delegated Power, Partnership. Tokenism: Placation, Consultation, Informing. Non-participation: Therapy, Manipulation. citizen participation: redistribution of power that enables the have-not citizens, presently excluded from the political and economic processes, to be deliberately included in the future. http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_4zN2YcMsVMM/S6C8z5SXoqI/AAAAAAAABNg/wIRx50dAWWQ/s400/pubs-5xkj6p-ladder.gif&imgrefurl=http://environmentalistonamission.blogspot.com/2010/03/closer-look-at arnsteinsladder.html&h=357&w=387&sz=16&tbnid=10Sr663Ul_hHgM:&tbnh=90&tbnw=98&zoom=1&usg=__j-M7GQnA41g-tV8RkLtpjrzYIXE=&docid=sR58-rUWd5kOaM&sa=X&ei=EiJfUdCbFtO-4APetIGoCw&ved=0CEgQ9QEwBA&dur=2730
related influences and inspirations to my presentation...
popular education http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popular_education
Open Documentary Lab http://opendoclab.mit.edu/
The definition of "Asian" includes people of mixed race, and/or those who ethnically identify themselves as Asian. It could also be defined geographically and may apply to people who come from or whose ancestors come from any of the countries considered part of "Asia"m
Asia is generally defined as comprising the eastern four-fifths of Eurasia. It is located to the east of the Suez Canal and the Ural Mountains, and south of the Caucasus Mountains (or the Kuma-Manych Depression) and the Caspian and Black Seas. It is bounded on the east by thePacific Ocean, on the south by the Indian Ocean and on the north by the Arctic Ocean.
- Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan
- Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore
- Pakistan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka
Central & Middle Eastern Asia
- Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Afghanistan, Armenia
 Canada Council of the Arts
This project was made possible by Canada Council of the Arts in 2012.
 Contact Us
asiancanadianwiki[at]gmail.com or write on our Discussion page.