Presenters: Weiping Lu and Edwin Ho | Poetry: Weiping Lu | Moderator: Lien Chao
A Toronto couple departed for holidays in Honolulu on 24 January 2020, coincidentally, on the same day as the city of Wuhan in China was shut down because of a novel coronavirus outbreak.
Retired English teacher Weiping Lu has woven her travelogue and snapshots with photographs contributed by photographer Edwin Ho to create “Tales of Two Cities: Wuhan & Honolulu.” As personal and social records, this joint project helps the public keep our collective memories alive of the unprecedented suffering, deaths and economic loss worldwide caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bilingual poetry will be presented in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
All are welcome. Access this virtual event at http://tinyurl.com/ahm2020-talk9 (Meeting ID: 860 4628 7692, Passcode: 6Xd3bh)
This event is part of the Asian Heritage Virtual Sessions at Toronto Public Library and is presented by the Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc. in partnership with the Toronto Public Library and with the support of many organizations, include the York Centre for Asian Research. The series is partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.