Throughout 2018-2020, the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of British Columbia, Heritage Vancouver Society, and Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Classical Garden will conduct public outreach and education regarding people-centred approaches towards sustaining and cultivating living heritage.
We will offer a series of free forums and learning opportunities in diverse formats featuring speakers experienced in the field locally and internationally; workshops with policy proposals; guided walkarounds; and online media. In particular, this engagement will complement and serve as a foundation for understanding and participating in Vancouver Chinatown’s bid to be an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
By combining our expertise and resources, we will provide a range of opportunities to examine heritage in general and as it applies to Chinatown. Beyond Pender will present contemporary and evolving perspectives of what constitutes heritage, and the significant social role it plays in bettering communities. This series will also explore the UNESCO application process and the possibilities of what UNESCO World Heritage status could mean and do for Vancouver’s Chinatown and the city.
Next in the series:
July 24, 2019 | Beyond Pandas: History vs. Popular Imagination of Chinatowns
April 10, 2019 | What is Cultural Tourism in Chinatown?