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VSSDM Presents Events Commemorating the 35th Anniversary of June 4th



Between Home and Homeland: A Personal Journey from Tiananmen to Hong Kong

Date: May 18, 2024

Time: 2 PM

Venue: Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre (Broadway) 711 W Broadway, Vancouver

Admission: $6.00 (To cover venue rental)


Conducted in Cantonese


Speakers:

  • Dr. Rowena He, former associate professor of CUHK.


Vancouver Society in Support of Democratic Movement presents a documentary movie : “SHE’S IN JAIL”


Due to popular demand, an additional second screening will be held on May 25th.


Date: 2024-05-25

Time: 1pm

Venue: VIFF Centre - 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver


Guests for the post-screening discussion:

  • Patrick Poon, Visiting Researcher of the University of Tokyo, Board Member of The 29 Principles

  • Giggs, Internet Channel Host

2024 June 4 35th Anniversary Commemorative Events


In 2024, it is the 35th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, the 10th anniversary of the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong, and the 5th anniversary of the Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protests. This year, the Vancouver Society in Support of Democratic Movement will continue to speak out against injustices as always, and we hope to walk alongside you in the fight for freedom, democracy, and human rights.


1. May 26 (Sunday) Democracy Walk

Gathering Venue: Granville Loop Park (Granville St & W 5th Ave)

Gathering Time: 2pm Walk starts at 2:30 pm and will end at the Chinese Consulate at 3380 Granville St. (at West 16th Ave.)


2. June 2 (Sunday)

Wreath Laying at the Statue of the Goddess of Democracy to remember the thousands of students and civilians who died in Tiananmen Square in 1989.

a) Time: 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Venue: Forest Lawn Memorial Park 3789 Royal Oak Ave., Burnaby

b) Wreath Laying Ceremony with the UBC Alma Mater Society at the Statue of the Goddess of Democracy

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Venue: UBC statue of the Goddess of Democracy (between Brock Hall and the Nest)


3. June 4 (Tuesday) Candlelight Vigil

To commemorate the thousands of students and civilians who died in Tiananmen Square in 1989.

Date: June 4

Time: 7:30 pm

Venue: David Lam Park, Vancouver (1300 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver)

Program:

  • 4pm: Exhibition

a. 1989 June 4 History

b. 2019 What Happened in Hong Kong

c. Zunzi Comics Exhibition

d. Books/T shirts Selling Booth

  • 5pm: Kids Story Telling Corner

  • 6pm: Live Music by Dawn of Freedom

  • 7:30pm: June 4 Candlelights Commemorative Event start



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