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Quarantine Qapsule graphic (photo: Nightingale Nguyen and Christie Carrière) News / COVID-19, Art

Archiving Asian-Canadian stories with Quarantine Qapsule

October 14, 2020 / by Sam Dharmasena (author)

Quarantine Qapsule (QQ) is a digital archive of the Asian Canadian experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. QQ is accepting submissions until Oct. 23 from Asian-Canadians who are over 18 and living in Ontario. The project believes that art is created anywhere in any style and submissions are meant to be a low-stakes opportunity for creative expression. CJRU spoke with some of the folks making QQ happen, creator Nightingale Nguyen and Tea Base’s co-creative director Christie Carrière.

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Not Far From The Tree pickers (photo: Jessica Akiwi) News / COVID-19, Food

NFFTT distributes over 10,000 pounds of fruit picked from Toronto backyards

October 08, 2020 / by Sam Dharmasena (author)

Between June and October, Not Far From The Tree (NFFTT) has picked over 10,000 pounds of fresh fruit from Toronto backyards. The charity has been doing this work for over a decade but this has been a season like no other. As they complete their final picks of the season, NFFT’s picking program assistant Jessica Akiwi tells CJRU about the impact they’ve made in Toronto neighbourhoods amidst rising food insecurity. 

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