360 Riot Walk is a 360 Video Walking Tour of the 1907 Anti-Asian Riots traces the history and route of the mob that attacked the Chinese Canadian and Japanese Canadian communities following the demonstration and parade organized by the Asiatic Exclusion League in Vancouver.
The 1907 Anti-Asian Riots in Vancouver is one of the most significant events in this city’s history. 360 Riot Walk leads participants into the social and political environment of the time where racialized communities were targeted through legislated as well as physical acts of exclusion and violence. The soundtrack is available in four languages of the local residents of the period: English, Cantonese, Japanese and Punjabi. The video can be experienced on location for those who have mobile devices with cellular data, or remotely on a web browser.
A public program of free guided tours with iPads and headphones provided was launched in the summer of 2019, and has been offered every summer since. In 2021, the Powell Street Festival took on stewardship of the guided tours, and has developed a virtual guided tour version that will be launched in 2023.
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