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Once Upon A Time in Asia: Cultural specific story or legend and what students can gain from folklores

Annual Asian Heritage Month Education Roundtables at Toronto Catholic District School Board

For schools only.

Roundtables 1 for elementary and secondary schools:

Bo San Karantjas (Chinese Public Speaker & Entrepreneur)

Veronica Antipolo (Filipino Comedian & Storyteller)

Aneela Dias D’Sousa (Indian Ceramic Artist)

Roundtables 2 for elementary and secondary schools:

Lajain Zo Al Ghena (Syrian Content Creator and English Teacher)

Tan Vu (Vietnamese Singer and Actor)

Laxmi Balaji (Indian/Tamil Storyteller)

Everyone has a story to tell. Some are from long ago, and some are new. Some stories make people laugh, some make people cry. Some are told loud and proud, and others stories are forbidden to be told at all. But EVERY story matters!

At these roundtables, a diverse roster of vibrant and engaging storytellers from different Asian representations will share a personal story or cultural legend in their own way and pass down lessons, legends and narratives that will not be forgotten.

Hosted by Bo San Karantjas, Chinese-Canadian Public Speaker

Co-Organizers: Asian Heritage Month—Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc.; Toronto Public Library; Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto; Richard Charles Lee Canada Hong Kong Library, University of Toronto; Chinese Canadian Photography Society of Toronto; WE Artists’ Group; Social Services Network; Cambridge Food and Wine Society.

Asian Heritage Month Festival is partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Asian Canadian Artists in Digital Age is funded by Canada Council for the Arts Digital Strategy Fund.

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