On April 8, 2021, Powell Street Festival Society (PSFS) announced its stewardship of 360 Riot Walk, an immersive, self-guided 360 ° video walking tour of the 1907 Anti-Asian Riots in Vancouver. Our team is delighted by PSFS’ commitment and grateful for the opportunity to work with such a community driven organization.
Together with PSFS, we will be hosting a series of online panel discussions and in-person guided walking tours in spring and summer of 2021. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden will be joining us as a community partner in creating awareness for the 2021 programs.
The in-person guided tours will take place on the following weekends in July, August, and September:
- July 24 and 25, Weekend prior to the Powell Street Festival
- July 31 and August 1, Powell Street Festival Weekend
- September 11, Memorial of the 1907 Anti-Asian Riots
The online panel discussions will take place in May, June, and July:
- Reflections on the Tour — with former participants of the walking tour
- The Challenge of Translation — with the translators of the Japanese, Cantonese and Punjabi versions
- The Context of the Riots — with the writers of 360 Riot Walk Writings
Registration and event details will be announced in the near future. Stay tuned for more updates!
About our partners
The Powell Street Festival Society’s mission is to cultivate Japanese Canadian arts and culture to connect communities. The Society’s main activity is producing the Powell Street Festival (PSF) in Vancouver’s historic Japanese Canadian neighbourhood, Paueru Gai, located on unceded Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil- Waututh First Nations territories. Inaugurated in 1977, the PSF is the largest event of its kind in Canada and the longest running community arts festival in the Lower Mainland. In addition to the PSF, the Society engages in co-presentations with arts organizations and produce an annual season of cultural and artistic programming. The PSFS aims to provide the Vancouver community-at-large with a fully accessible diverse, innovative, and challenging Japanese Canadian voice while encouraging a deeper sense of interconnectedness and exchange.
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is a registered museum and a top attraction in Vancouver Chinatown. It is a unique venue for cultural programming and events, including guided tours, concerts, festivals, exhibitions, receptions, and educational programs.