More than 4,000 Chinese workers died building the country’s first transcontinental railroad, yet most of the Chinese community faced discrimination and outright racism. Laws were specially created to oppress and exclude them. Yet they persevered.

Our panelists will take us through more than a century of the experiences of Chinese-Canadians: fighting back, organising and leading the way for many others.

Join the Toronto Workers’ History Project in this special livestreamed presentation.


Winnie Ng
Activist, scholar, Chair Emeritus, Ryerson-Unifor National Chair in Social Justice and Democracy.
Jennifer Huang
Chinese Workers’ Network, Toronto and York Regional Labour Council
Justin Kong
Executive Director, Chinese Canadian National Council, Toronto

Wednesday, 14 October, 2020
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
or, join us on through our livestream on Facebook

EventChinese-Canadian Workers in Toronto