Marking Black History Month beyond February

Illustration of a calendar showing February. It reads "Black History Month" at the top. Each day has an illustration of a different person or event on it.

Black History Month is over, but we’re taking the time to look back on some of the important figures and dates throughout the month. While we mark Black history for one month, it’s important to acknowledge the massive contributions of these Black individuals and countless more every day of the year. This illustration by CHASI … Read more

International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust

Black and white illustration of many Romani people of all ages. A black and red monster with many teeth and eyes is in the foreground seemingly ready to devour them all.

Today is the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. CHASI artist Sharon Strauss took the time to create these two powerful pieces in commemoration. Porajmos: “The Devouring” A Romani word coined by Ian Hancock in 1990, “The Devouring” encapsulates the deliberate and often forgotten genocide of the Romani people … Read more

Sikh Heritage Month 2023

Illustration of langar, where three figures are serving food and tea to three others who are seated on the floor. The people all look happy, are a variety of ages and races, and wear a mix of traditional Sikh clothing and Western clothes.

April is Sikh Heritage Month, and CHASI is observing the occasion every Tuesday! Part 1: First, we’re highlighting and acknowledging the incredible charitable work our local Sikh community performs. “Pillows for evacuees in Abbotsford, pizza for dozens of truck drivers stuck in Kamloops, homemade meals choppered in to hundreds who have been sleeping in their … Read more

Our Charmed Circle #3

An image of Matthew Shepard, a young blonde man, with Mary-Jo's face reflected in the glass case

In memory of: Curtis Marsh Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson Crystal Turner and Kylen Schulte Edwin Chiloba Raymond Taavel Imanitwitaho Zachee (pronounced Za-shay), known as Zachee Diamond Jackson-McDonald Matthew Shepard Our Charmed Circle shares the story of four friends connected across the continent by a shared enthusiasm for gaming and bound by a sense of … Read more