Janet Lumb, was born in Toronto, lived in Vancouver for 10 years, and has lived the majority of her life in Montreal with all 3 cities she calls home. As a 3rd generation Chinese Canadian, artist and community organizer, Janet loves to play, explore, discover, collaborate and work with artists in multidisciplinary settings. A social activist in heart, mind and spirit, Janet is inspired by people, culture, ecology and education. Determined to defy Canada’s geographic borders, she aims to connect artists, individuals, communities and publics in a virtual, profound and engaging way with Asian Canadian Wiki. This database of all things Asian Canadians is a way for Asian Canadians to self represent, break stereotypes and combat racism. A great believer in the chaos theory introduced by James Gleick, that there is order in chaos, Janet continues taking chances in the magic of the moment.
 Presentation, U of T Scarborough, Tues. Jan. 26, 2016
A journey from an arts perspective as co-founder of an Asian arts festival and the formation of the Asian Canadian Wiki. In knowing, questioning, respecting, discovering, inquiring who we are, where we come from, and why we are here, we will know where we are going and how to better navigate this wild and crazy world.
Power Point of Presentation
A Clarification of Terms: Canadian Multiculturalism and Quebec Interculturalism http://canadianicon.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/TMODPart1-Clarification.pdf
Toronto District School Board Students and Families: Demographic Profile, 2013 http://www.tdsb.on.ca/Portals/0/AboutUs/Research/2011-12CensusFactSheet1-Demographics-17June2013.pdf
Free on line courses https://www.coursera.org/
Chinese in Canada not welcome anymore https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfmWmGJtP0w
Speakers For The Dead: Documentary about the original black settlers of Priceville, Ontario Canada https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0fbINBjb6I
DAKOTA 38 - Full Movie in HD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pX6FBSUyQI
 2013 Presentation, Asian Canadian Wiki at Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library at U of T
Presentation: ancestry, culture,community,my mother, Asian Heritage Month, Festival Accès Asie, cultural politics, Asian Canadian Wiki. 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.
Presentation links 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,” and 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/