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Havana Chinese Cemetary Workshop with Dr. Keith Lowe

Anthony Alvarez

Dr. Keith Lowe, PhD

Dr. Keith Lowe discusses his workshop "Havana Chinese Cemetery Project" at NY Hakka Conference 2017. The idea for this joint project came from a visit to Cuba in January 2017 by Dr. Keith Lowe, Dr. Bayer Jack-Wah Lee, Jook Leung, Howard Williams, Jared Lee and Paula Madison. While visiting the Chinese Cemetery in Havana, they saw remains of thousands of deceased Chinese Cubans which presently are in bone boxes bearing their names and home villages. The boxes originally were created to be sent back to China to be buried in the person’s home village.

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Throughout his long career, Dr. Lowe has remained committed to education, multiculturalism, and community service. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, as well as an advisor to the Canadian Multicultural Council - Asians in Ontario. In 2000, he organized the Hakka Conference which was held at York University with resounding success. Recently, he organized a symposium, in association with The Bata Shoe Museum, entitled By Leaps and Bounds: Images of Chinese Women since Foot binding. He is a past president of the Ontario Multicultural Association, and the author of several studies on multiculturalism and anti-racism. Dr. Keith Lowe is chair and co-founder of Toronto Hakka Conference.

The workshop will be held on SATURDAY, August 5th at 21 Pell Street Manhattan Chinatown Community Center from 9:45 - 11:45 AM.