Asian History in Rural Schools

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Asian Story Teller sharing Asian History Month

In partnership with the Ontario Storytellers Association, the Foundation recently provided an outreach to Avon Maitland’s rural schools through which 900 elementary students from 10 schools experienced storyteller Bernice Hune in celebration of Asian History month.

Born in Toronto, Bernice heard songs and stories in Cantonese that created a magical world of rich traditions – elders sharing ancient folk tales, as well as personal stories about the railway, the head tax, and the struggle for the rights of full citizenship.

Bernice shares this legacy of stories in performance. Fresh from university, she performed as an actor, and then co-hosted a CBC radio program. Her work in education as a visual artist and an arts educator is widely recognized, and it informs her storytelling.

See images from Bernice’s tour.

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