WATCH: Henry Tsang talks about White Riot at the Vancouver Public Library
On May 8, 2023, the Vancouver Public Library hosted a conversation with Henry Tsang, community organizer Melody Ma, and educator karine ng about Henry's acclaimed new book White Riot: The 1907 Anti-Asian Riots in Vancouver.
White Riot: The 1907 Anti-Asian Riots in Vancouver explores the conditions leading up to and the impact of a demonstration and parade in Vancouver, Canada, organized by the Asiatic Exclusion League and the ensuing mob attack on the city's Chinese Canadian and Japanese Canadian communities. Emblematic of a systemically racist era, White Riot reveals the social and political environment of the time, when racialized communities were targeted through legislated as well as physical acts of exclusion and violence.
You can watch the VPL event here: