Ancestors in Our Attics by Catherine Clement
At the start of Asian Heritage Month, May 1 2021, community curator Catherine Clement explored how stories of migration have been rediscovered and brought back to life through objects found, yet forgotten, in our homes. Through her decade-long, ground-breaking work collecting the hidden photographs of Vancouver Chinatown’s first and most prolific photographer, Yucho Chow – to her current project locating surviving C.I. documents used to monitor, control and intimidate early Chinese in Canada – Catherine showed how each piece helps reveal a rich story.
The event featured remarks from The Honourable Dr. Vivienne Poy and was MC’ed by CBC’s Gloria Macarenko.
After a successful event, Gloria Macarenko had PCHC President Wendy Yip on “On the Coast with Gloria Macarenko” to discuss stories of Asian migration to Canada’s west coast.
Listen to the interview below: