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Esther Leung Kong's press, media coverage, writings, resources, and events. For the most updated news please follow her Instagram or Facebook's Author's page. 

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 Cantonese audio version of TRC 94 Calls to Action

Audio recording of the 𝗧𝗿𝘂𝘁𝗵 & 𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝟵𝟰 𝗖𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗔𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 with 𝗖𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 (Traditional Chinese characters) 繁體廣東話有聲閱讀.

June 2023  (Cantonese)

原住民 𝟵𝟰項行動呼籲文更譯成中文促關注 (Sing Tao News)

I've led a team to translate the Truth and Reconciliation 94 Calls to Action into Chinese. We started off with traditional Chinese characters.

July 2022  (Chinese Article)

National Observer News Interview Article

Esther's interview on the National Observer on the Chinese translation of the 94 Calls to Action with her work at CRRS.

July 2022 (Eng Article)

 Omni TV: Cantonese Focus Interview

Interview with Esther during National Indigenous People's Day, and on immigrants learning about Indigenous Peoples' history, cultures and stories.

June 2022  (Cantonese)

Asian Heritage Month Presentation 華人在加國的簡史與原住民的共同故事

Esther's Cantonese talk on Chinese people's contribution in Canada and shared heritage/stories with Indigenous Peoples. 華人在加國的簡史與原住民的共同故事|加拿大亞洲文化遺產月分享

May 2022 (Cantonese)

Black & Asian Souls Unite Open Mic Podcast

Esther was featured on the "Black & Asian Souls Unite" Open Mic Podcast on Instagram Live. Hosted by Amman Jordan AKA @rising_architect_ on IG.

Jan 2022 (Eng)

Author's visit on my Birthday!

Esther's last author's visit in 2021. She spoke with speaking to high school students about her personal journey and what inspired her to write my book. That representation matters, even having someone who looks like herself on the cover of a book matters!

Dec 2021 (Eng)

 慧賢女人心 Cantonese Radio Show

Esther was a guest on Nadia Choi's "Wise Virtuous Women Heart 慧賢女人心" Chinese radio program and spoke about Indigenous People's history and perspectives including the Indian Residential School system.

Sept 2021 (Cantonese)

Kids Culture Camp

Esther had the honor of sharing my story of immigrant struggle, my culture and the theme of self-love at IE Kids Culture Camp. The camp theme is "Love" which is one of the 7 Grandfather teachings.

August 2021 (Eng)

Born to Shine Summer Camp 2021

Esther led a summer camp for inner-city kids in East Vancouver in July, serving 31 kids. Our theme was "The 5 Love Languages". The camp is co-hosted by: Culture Regeneration Research Society's Project Shine and Vancouver Urban Ministries..

July 2021 (Eng)

Fundraiser for Indian Residential School Survivors

In response to the discovery of the remains of 215 children found at Kamloops Residential School, I am selling my youth-size panda masks to raise funds.

June 2021 (Eng)

Author's visit to kindergarteners

The 50 books I donated are in the hands of kindergarteners from newcomer families at Pacific Immigrant Resources Society.  Their mission is to empower immigrant and refugee women and children to fully participate in Canadian life through neighbourhood-based, accessible and inclusive programs.

June 2021 (Eng)

Part 2 探討:華裔移民要如何認識原住民歷史?

Interview by Omni News Focus Cantonese on "How can Chinese immigrants learn about Indigenous Peoples history and perspectives?"

June 8, 2021 (Cantonese)

Part 1 探討:新移民是否有責任促進與原住民和解?

Interview by Omni News Focus Cantonese on "Do immigrants have a responsibility to be part of Truth and Reconciliation? " 

June 7, 2021 (Cantonese)

Hua Foundation Fundraiser

My fundraising effort in response to Anti-Asian racism. $350 - 100% proceeds from the masks were donated to Hua Foundation. Their "Chinatown Cares Grocery Delivery Program" ensure access to affordable, fresh, culturally appropriate groceries for isolated Chinese-speaking seniors.

May 16,  2021 

How to talk to kids about racism (IG Live) hosted by Ricepaper Magazine

Esther was featured in an IG Live discussion on "How to talk to kids about racism" hosted by Ricepaper Magazine.

May 2021 (Eng)

Chinese Interview: 醫治傷痛 別將種族歧視藏心裡

Esther was interviewed by Herald Monthly Canada. She shared about her own healing from the trauma of internalized racism. Our voice and stories as Asians matter. Don't just bury or absorb the racism.

May 2021 (Chinese Article)

#StopAsianHate - An Asian Woman's Response to the Rising Anti-Asian Racism and a Call for Allyship

Esther's personal sharing and response to the Anti-Asian racism hate crimes spike in North America, including a call to allyship.

April  2021 (Eng Article)

城市電視國語城市串吧訪問 Mandarin TV interview

介紹我的書和我參與的兩個慈善機構的一些做義工的機會。Mandarin Interview with Talentvision about my book, my involvement with CRRS Project Shine and Vancouver Urban Ministries and introduced some volunteer opportunities.

March 2021 (Mandarin Interview)

展鷹計劃 Eagles Rising Workshop

Esther's Cantonese workshops (5) for Chinese immigrants: Colonization history, wrongful treatment of Indigenous peoples in Canada, ongoing decolonization and reconciliation journey.

March 2021 (Cantonese)

原住民的歷史與和解歷程粵語講座 -【熒幕八爪娛】訪問 Cantonese TV interview

 Esther 在【熒幕八爪娛】節目的粵語訪問介紹【展鷹計劃】:加拿大原住民的歷史與和解歷程粵語講座。

March 2021 (Cantonese Inteview)

Donation 50 books

Donated 50 signed books to Pacific Immigrant Resources Society(PIRS)! 

PIRS is still doing amazing work during this crucial time for vulnerable women and children in our neighborhoods. They have been running food hubs since Covid-19 helping marginalized communities.

March 2021 (Eng)

Author's visit to my son's class

Thankful for the opportunity to do an author's visit with my son's grade 3/4 class. It brings me so much joy to be able to share these precious moments with them.

March 2021 (Eng)

Author's Visit in Toronto

Crossing provincial borders and did an Author's visit with grade 4 & 5s in the Toronto area. Glad to hear many of them relate to the story and some are bilingual/trilingual! We also discussed about racism & how to be welcoming to newcomers.

March 2021 (Eng)

Women's History Month

Did you know that March is Women's History Month? Quote from Malala "Girls should learn History and MAKE it"!

March  2021 (Eng)

Club House Reading

Esther and 3 other amazing authors read their story on ClubHouse in the "Kids’ Bedtime Stories Club - Reading by Authors" room.

Feb  2021 (Eng)

First Author's Visit

Esther's first Virtual Author's visit at 2 elementary school classes (K-2, 3-5) reading her story and having a meaningful discussion with students.

Feb  2021 (Eng)

Virtual Book Launch Party

I am overwhelmed and humbled by everyone (80+ people) who showed up to support my "Wonderfully Made" book launch party!

Feb 7 2021 (Eng)

Sing Tao Daily 星島日報 

Sing Tao Daily (星島日報) post in Chinese on the Book Launch Press Release and Event. 江梁爾欣兒書出版: 分享適應新文化歷程

Feb, 2021 (Chinese)

Press Release launching "Wonderfully Made" book

Vancouver-based Chinese-Canadian author Esther Leung-Kong is launching her children's book about immigrant struggles highlighting Indigenous resilience.

Feb 7, 2021 (Eng)

Listed in Asian Authors Alliance Directory

Esther Leung-Kong was listed in the Asian Author Alliance Directory.

Jan 2021 (Eng)

Omni TV Mandarin Interview

Esther was interviewed by Omni News Focus Mandarin about her book "Wonderfully Made" and what inspired her to write her book about her immigration story as a child.

Jan 2021 (Mandarin)

Omni TV English Interview

Esther was interviewed by Omni News about her book "Wonderfully Made" and what inspired her to write her book about her immigration story as a child.

Jan 2021 (Eng)

Omni TV Cantonese Interview on "Wonderfully Made" book & story

Esther was interviewed by Omni TV about her book "Wonderfully Made" and what inspired her to write her book about her immigration story as a child.

Jan 2021 (Cantonese)

Vancouver Sun News - The Work From Home Revolution

Esther was interviewed by Vancouver Sun Newspaper about the adjustment of working from home as a mom because of the pandemic.

Nov 2020 (English News)

真理報 - 愛我們的鄰舍:服事原住民的事工 Love Our Neighbour: Serving alongside Indigenous community 

Written by Esther in "Truth Monthly" newspaper about her own story of building relationships with Indigenous friends and communities. 

Sept 2020 (Chinese Article)

New Normal & Privilege

Esther wrote a reflection piece about the new normal and privilege during Covid-19 Pandemic.

March 2020 (Eng Article)

Chinese Podcast Series - Introduction to Indigenous peoples in Canada 加拿大原住民系列

A 13-episode Cantonese Radio show series on Indigenous history, culture, stories and more. Shared by Esther in the Chinese Radio Show 文化問 hosted by Deakin Ng

2020 (Cantonese Podcast)

Mandarin & Eng Song : Love from Afar 愛在遠方

A song composed (and performed) by Esther and her colleague Deakin Ng to encourage those living in fear during this Covid-19 pandemic.

Feb 2020 (Mandarin & English Song)

明報文章:Volunteering develops job skills 跨越界限 擴展潛能

Esther and Project Shine team members interviewd by Queenie Ng from Ming Pao Weekly. 明報周刊

April 2017  (Chinese Article)

CBC Radio Interview: Truth &  Reconciliation: Not an aboriginal problem, a Canadian one

Esther was interviewed alongisde Chief Robert Joseph by CBC Radio Show " The Current". Click to listen to the interview.

June 2015 (Eng Radio Interview)

真理報 - 加拿大原住民寄宿學校的苦難: 一個加拿大華僑移民的反省

A Chinese article written by Esther about the legacy of Residential School and her reflections as an immigrant learning about this legacy.

April 2015 (Chinese article)

An Immigrant to Canada grapples with Residential School Legacy

A reflection piece written by Esther on Faith Today Guest Blog.

Jan 2015 (Eng Article)

Vancouver churches pursue healing with First Nations

Esther as one of the event organizers of "Journey Together, Heal Together"  was interviewed in the "Kingdom Matters" section of Faith Today.

Dec 2014 (Eng Article)

First Nations believers and Asian evangelicals embrace healing

Esther was interviewed by Christian Week about the event "Journey Together, Heal Together" as one of the organizers.

April 2014 (Eng Article)

Journey Together, Heal Together Event

Led by Indigenous and diverse leaders including Esther. A call to the church community to respond to the tragedies suffered by Indigenous people in Residential Schools. The film "We were children" was screened and Indigenous leaders shared their stories. 

Feb 2014 (Eng Event)

【我有我天地】恩雨之聲 Showers of Blessing TV Interview

TV interview with Showers of Blessings (SOBEM). Esther是位CBC (加拿大英語華人), 不想活在爸爸名氣下, 夾在中港及西方文之間, 她在印地安原住民中找到人生意義, 又推動加國青年到國會表達價值觀。這位現代複合式女子, 在天地裡找到了愛。

2009 (Chinese TV Show)

Teach English in rural China 返大陸,教英語

Interview by Ming Pao 明報 magazine about Project Shine summer trip where she leads teams to young N.American people to teach English to underpriviledged students in rural China.

2009 (Chinese article)