July 9 & 10: Post-conference activities for #ISSCO2016

An amalgamation of post-conference activities hosted by community partners (CCHS, ycc, hua foundation, Richmond Museum, Richmond Public Library, PCHC-MoM) over the weekend. A longer post, with lots of great photos- enjoy!


  1. Even though the conference ended Friday night, lots of ongoing chatter and thanks about the last week! The Vancouver team certainly appreciated all the love and support!
  2. With less than 24 hours after the official conference end, Saturday July 9th hosts a few different post- conference opportunities for ISSCO participants and locals to participate in! Just when you thought you couldn't get enough conversation about migration (you really never can!)...
  3. The Richmond Public Library (yourlibrary.ca) hosts two dialogues as a special ISSCO event, open to both delegates and the general public.
  4. The first session focuses on the city of Richmond's rapid shift in demographics in the last few years, particularly the increase in Chinese migration. Sitting on the panel included representatives from the City of Richmond (Councillor Derek Dang), Chinese media (Winnie Hwo), local media (Richmond News' Pierre Pelletier), moderated by familiar face ISSCO 2016 co-convenor/ St John's UBC Principal/ UBC History's Dr. Henry Yu ( http://www.history.ubc.ca/people/henry-yu ).
  5. How does a visible change in racial demographics impact the way that society feels and reacts in its day-to-day interactions and larger policy responses?
  6. A strong Chinese history here in Canada. What are we doing now as a result of the legacies of early Chinese migrants?
  7. The Richmond Public Library (Brighouse Branch) is located right in the heart of Richmond, and arguably gets the most foot traffic of all the other Richmond libraries. Why is that? Because of staff like Wendy who have invested resources and time into cultivating spaces and material that reflect its audience and their interests/ backgrounds. RPL has an extensive set of Chinese-language resources.
  8. An intriguing part of Richmond's history. The use of Chinese-only signs being put up by business owners in the city sparked a good amount of debate.
  9. How do municipal/ local media sources represent the happenings of a diverse city in the most accurate and culturally aware way as possible?
  10. Elsewhere, the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC (CCHS) hosts its Chinese- Canadian Relations in Vancouver bus tour, just for ISSCO delegates, with three special stops!