Jaozi.com logo: volunteers dumpling festivalVolunteers Burnaby recogntion fr. Mayor Mike Hurley & Coucil

Introduction to JIAOZI: making "bao" aka dumplings with friends to raise awareness of anti-Asian racist discrimination & violent attacks on seniors .
Video shares messages in English, French, Japanese, Hindi, Mandarin & Cantonese


Vancouver Best Places
August 10, 2023


see whole web site at
vancouversbestplaces.com/ metro-vancouver/ coquitlam/ bc-dumpling-festival/


Province, Attorney General - celebrates B.C.’s diversity champions

"The B.C. Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Awards were held on March 21, 2023, in Vancouver to honour the people and organizations that are addressing racism and promoting inclusivity in their communities. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2023 ceremony is the first in-person event since 2019."

" Aria Law is a 15-year-old student from Burnaby who won the Emerging Leader Award for her work to address hate targeted at racialized seniors in her neighbourhood. By selling bao buns with anti-racism messages through social media, she was able to help local seniors and young people find a common ground. As part of her award, Law will receive a $5,000 grant for the charity of her choice, the Canada Caring Community Alliance, which is a non-profit organization that works with racialized seniors in Burnaby."

"I am so grateful and humbled to be part of the awards ceremony and among other leaders in the anti-racism space. Racism hurts and we can call it out together," said Law.  "I hope that my experience encourages more youth to show kindness, patience and love to Asian seniors who have been harmed."

Above quotes from BC Government web site, go to for more information: https://news.gov.bc.ca/ releases/ 2023AG0019-000356

Feb.07, 2024 Tiger & Dragon dancers hosted by Janet Routledge, MLA Burnaby North, with guest Mayor of Burnaby, dancer's cosponsored by Canada Caring Community Alliance
Tiger & Dragon Dancer's advance New Year's celebrations at Burnaby North MLA, Janet Routledge (dressed in gold top), office, with Guest Mayor Mike Hurley, and members of Canada Caring Community Alliance.


Bots & Buns Festival - Burnaby, B.C. - Sept. 09, 2023
from Canada Community Caring Alliance
CLick on brochure below to see full size PDF brochure
see also Botsandbuns.com


 Brochure for Bots & Buns Festival to be held at Nikei Centre, Burnaby on Sept. 09, 2023 Page 2 of Brochure for Bots & Buns Festival to be held at Nikei Centre, Burnaby on Sept. 09, 2023

see our website at www.botsandbuns.com


Vancouvers Best Places news screen cap - their article used photo of dumpling sample platter designed & provided by JIAOZI.COM

Jiaozi Participation at 2023 BC Dumpling Festival in Coquitlam

Early set up crew at BC dumpling fest 2023 3 younger volunteers and 4 parents
women volunteers filling buns order on side of Jiaozi vendor tent
volunteers at professional kitchen making jiaozi buns

It is important to remember that Asian seniors who immigrated decades ago have lived through monumental changes in the social perception of their personhood.  They lived through legislated racism in BC.  Their families have been systemically discriminated against and their now senior children are seeing an resurgence of racist violence.  The effects of these criminal acts continue and perpetuate in our justice system with little or no support for victims.  All of these individuals have been the target of systemic prejudice due to their race because the racism was legislated and still exists today.  As Asian seniors diversify, they are a demographic that has historically placed them in the way of prejudice and abuse.

With summer revival in full swing in British Columbia [when this was first put on the web] - Asian seniors who are attacked violently may not have resources to deal with the hate.   It may also be the case that there are Asian seniors who will be limited in their ability to participate in activities due to injuries, finance, illness, or mobility issues.

Our goal is to help the victims of the racial violence.   Our hope is to bring love and hope to the victims of brutal racial events.   Jiaozi.com, sponsored by Golden On On Wonton House has dedicated the proceeds of sales of buns to assist many victims of the attack on April 11, 2021.

All of these individuals have been the target of systemic prejudice due to their race because the racism was legislated and still exists today.   As Asian seniors diversify, they are a demographic that has historically placed them in the way of prejudice and abuse.

Being able to address their concerns in an open manner is paramount to providing quality care services and support inside and outside the home.



JIAOZI.COM IN THE NEWS

GLOBAL NEWS
Global News interviews Jiaozi.com Food Vendor at BC Dumpling festival, on Aug. 13, 2022
see Global news video  "Food is bringing people together in Coquitlam at the first ever BC Dumpling Festival, an event sparked by the rise in anti-Asian hate and crime during the COVID-19 pandemic."  Global BC Community reporter Michael Newman has more. globalnews.ca/ video/ 9058965/ coquitlam-celebrates-first-ever-bc-dumpling-festival

SING TAO NEWS
Screen capture of SING TAO NEWS interview   & photo of  sample Jiaozi.com handcrafted unique dumplings  day before BC Dumpling fest -- News services given preview of food vendors
Go to Sing Tao online article at singtao.ca /5961879/ 2022-08-12/ ... zh-cn
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CTV NEWS VANCOUVER
CTV news - dumpling festival on Aug. 13, 2022 was text by racist incident

Article by Angela Jung
Go to on line copy of this article at
bc.ctvnews.ca /b-c-s-first-dumpling-festival-bridges-cultures-through-food-1.6025855

B.C. dumpling festival inspired by racist incident from CTV News pdf copy download pdf copy of this CTV news report