Friends and activists remember community filmmaker Sid Chow Tan, dead at 73

Longtime activist and community media producer Sid Chow Tan died in his Vancouver home on Monday, his family confirmed. He was 73.

Friends and community members are remembering Tan as a “powerhouse” whose energy for fighting for the downtrodden was unmatched.

Tan was famous as an advocate for Chinese immigrants who had to pay the discriminatory head tax.

He was the founding director of the Head Tax Families Society of Canada and was involved in fighting for the Chinese-Canadian community well after the federal government issued redress payments.

WATCH | Sid Chow Tan advocated for many causes over the years:

Long-time activist Sid Chow Tan’s multiple media appearances5 hours ago

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