Across the Lens: Stories of You and Me in 2020
用我的眼睛看你的世界: 2020的故事

In lieu of our annual celebration and fund-raising gala this November, Across U-hub is working with our young people to produce a special e-publication entitled, Across the Lens: Stories of You and Me in 2020. This e-book, which will be published in the next few months on different social media platforms, covers stories about unsung heroes in our Chinese Canadian community during COVID-19. These heroes are mostly individuals who have been hit hard by the crisis – for example, essential workers, restaurant owners and small businesspersons. With training and mentorship, our young volunteers conduct interviews and capture through their eyes the narratives of how these heroes have weathered and braved through waves of COVID-19 while still caring for the well-being of people around them, including family members, employees, etc.

The whole idea of this special project is to

Encourage our young people, who are relatively protected during the lockdown, to reflect on and appreciate the hardships and resiliency some of their older generations have been going through in this trying time of volatility and uncertainties.

Encourage our young people, who are relatively protected during the lockdown, to reflect on and appreciate the hardships and resiliency some of their older generations have been going through in this trying time of volatility and uncertainties.

Unearth the often untold but touching and inspirational stories of many first-generation immigrants who have quietly sacrificed and contributed to the community with little recognition and acknowledgements.

Unearth the often untold but touching and inspirational stories of many first-generation immigrants who have quietly sacrificed and contributed to the community with little recognition and acknowledgements.
 

Foster our youth’s interpersonal and empathy development through training and empowering them to interview and tell stories about people from immigrant communities.

Foster our youth’s interpersonal and empathy development through training and empowering them to interview and tell stories about people from immigrant communities.

Spread positive energy to the community during these challenging times in order to keep up the spirit of each other.

Spread positive energy to the community during these challenging times in order to keep up the spirit of
each other.

Promote cross-generational understanding and appreciation, which is an ongoing goal of Across U-hub.

Promote cross-generational understanding and appreciation, which is an ongoing goal of Across U-hub.

Be Our Sponsor

We hope you will also find this special project meaningful and can support it by considering the Sponsorship Package. Your support means a great deal to us, and will make it possible for us to serve youth who need our care and support. Please complete the online or printable Sponsorship Reply Form via mail or email before November 30, 2020.

Donation

If you would like to make a special donation to support this e-book – Across the Lens: Stories of You and Me in 2020 and Across U-hub, please visit the online donation page. Donation receipt will be issued for donations of $20 or more at the end of the year.