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Brown Canada Showcase
Sharing Our Stories: Creating New Legacies

Wednesday June 27th, 2012
5:30–9:00 p.m
Grace Church
41 Britain Street, Toronto (east of Queen station)
Dinner served from 5:30-6:30 pm.
Program starts at 6:30 pm, sharp.


This is a Free Event, but space is limited; please RSVP before June 25th at eventbrite or by contacting browncanada@cassa.on.ca or 416 932 1359 x14.

http://creatingnewlegacies.eventbrite.com/
www.browncanada.ca

CASSA’s Brown Canada team proudly invites you to our project’s Showcase, an Informative and entertaining event featuring:

· The premiere of the original play “Oh Canada, Oh Komagata Maru!” 
· A screening of the Brown Canada DVD
· The “Our Stories, Our Histories” South Asian history exhibit
· An interactive discussion about Racialized & Indigenous histories
· A free resource booklet on South Asian histories in Canada

Visit www.browncanada.ca for more info & to share your story online!

The Brown Canada Theatre Project will be presenting “Oh Canada, Oh Komagata Maru!” a series of vignettes written and directed by Alia Somani. “Oh Canada, Oh Komagata Maru!” is about one of the least known yet most significant episodes in the history of Canada. What is called the Komagata Maru incident took place in 1914, when a group of 376 Punjabi migrants aboard a Japanese ship – the Komagata Maru – was turned away from Canada’s western seaboard and refused entry into the country. The Komagata Maru incident may have occurred almost 100 years ago, but it has not been forgotten. Instead it continues to haunt us, to reverberate in our nation’s consciousness. In fact, in 2008, Prime Minister Stephen Harper stood up in Bear Creek Park and declared that on behalf of Canada, he was sorry for the events of 1914. “Oh Canada, Oh Komagata Maru!” explores, among other things, this apology; it considers how much of our past is remembered and how much still remains buried; and most importantly, it asks us to relive the experiences of those who traveled to Canada in 1914 in search of a better life, and a better future.


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Websitehttps://www.browncanada.ca/

Brown Canada Showcase
Sharing Our Stories: Creating New Legacies

Wednesday June 27th, 2012
5:30–9:00 p.m
Grace Church
41 Britain Street, Toronto (east of Queen station)


Dinner served from 5:30-6:30 pm.
Program starts at 6:30 pm, sharp.


This is a Free Event, but space is limited; please RSVP before June 25th  by registering your free ticket at eventbrite. Questions? Email browncanada@cassa.on.ca or  call 416 932 1359 x14.

http://creatingnewlegacies.eventbrite.com/
www.browncanada.ca

CASSA’s Brown Canada team proudly invites you to our project’s Showcase, an Informative and entertaining event featuring:

· The premiere of the original play “Oh Canada, Oh Komagata Maru!” 
· A screening of the Brown Canada DVD
· The “Our Stories, Our Histories” South Asian history exhibit
· An interactive discussion about Racialized & Indigenous histories
· A free resource booklet on South Asian histories in Canada

Visit www.browncanada.ca for more info & to share your story online!

The Brown Canada Theatre Project will be presenting “Oh Canada, Oh Komagata Maru!” a series of vignettes written and directed by Alia Somani. “Oh Canada, Oh Komagata Maru!” is about one of the least known yet most significant episodes in the history of Canada. What is called the Komagata Maru incident took place in 1914, when a group of 376 Punjabi migrants aboard a Japanese ship – the Komagata Maru – was turned away from Canada’s western seaboard and refused entry into the country. The Komagata Maru incident may have occurred almost 100 years ago, but it has not been forgotten. Instead it continues to haunt us, to reverberate in our nation’s consciousness. In fact, in 2008, Prime Minister Stephen Harper stood up in Bear Creek Park and declared that on behalf of Canada, he was sorry for the events of 1914. “Oh Canada, Oh Komagata Maru!” explores, among other things, this apology; it considers how much of our past is remembered and how much still remains buried; and most importantly, it asks us to relive the experiences of those who traveled to Canada in 1914 in search of a better life, and a better future.


Eventbritehttp://creatingnewlegacies.eventbrite.com/

Tumblr: http://browncanada.tumblr.com/

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/browncanadaproject

Facebook eventhttps://www.facebook.com/events/204810092975235/

Websitehttps://www.browncanada.ca/

browncanada:

Captions:

The Komagata Maru story matters because

It makes you realize that multi-cultural means it’s white only true Canada

It relates to me the Reality of South Asian history in Canada

Struggle of South Asians in Canada

I need to know my history

I had no idea what my history is!

(via Komagata Maru)

browncanada:

Brown Canada is looking to audition actors for a series of vignettes based on the Komagata Maru incident and related themes of exclusion, questions of belonging and unspoken/unknown histories, among others. Firstly, we are looking for actors to either perform at different venues across the province: 4 performances across Toronto, and 5 outside of Toronto. These projects will be performed at various times from May to July 2012.  We are also looking for actors to perform in our final performance, which will take place at the end of June.

Staff at CASSA would set up the performances and facilitate the community dialogues following the performances. We do have a small budget and can provide compensation for the development of the work and pay travel expenses for the actors.

Actor/Performer:

  • Interest or experience in theatre
  • Interest in Canadian South Asian history
  • South Asian identifying preferred
Please send a CV/resume to deena@cassa.on.ca if you are interested!
Deadline: May 16, 2012

For more information, please call or email Deena Hai: 416 932 1359 extn. 14  / deena@cassa.on.ca

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 Brown Canada is a community-led  history project to encourage South Asian communities to create and document their histories in Canada creatively, through writing, video, interviews, art, theatre or other means.  Our collective entry point for this project is through the Komagata Maru incident of 1914, when a ship of South Asian people was denied entry into Canada due to restrictive immigration policy known as the continuous journey regulation. Through this project, we will be creating an interactive website, offering educational & creative workshops, producing a short video as well as seeking to tour a short theatre piece to raise awareness of the incident and spark community dialogue within Ontario.

browncanada:

Application Deadline:   Monday, April 30, 2012

Timeline: Immediate start date – June 29, 2012

Budget:  $4000 allocated

*Honorarium granted

Project Background:

Brown Canada is a community-led  history project to encourage South Asian communities to create and document their histories in Canada creatively, through writing, video, interviews, art, theatre or other means.  Our collective entry point for this project is through the Komagata Maru incident of 1914, when a ship of South Asian people was denied entry into Canada due to restrictive immigration policy known as the continuous journey regulation. Through this project, we will be creating an interactive website, offering educational & creative workshops, producing a short video as well as seeking to tour a short theatre piece to raise awareness of the incident and spark community dialogue within Ontario.

Purpose of the RFP:

We are looking for individuals or organizations with members that might be willing to develop vignettes based on the Komagata Maru incident and related themes of exclusion, questions of belonging and unspoken/unknown histories, among others.  We would hope that the vignettes could be performed in different venues across the province, around 4 performances across Toronto, and 5 outside of Toronto. These projects will be performed at various times from May to July 2012. Staff at CASSA would set up the performances and facilitate the community dialogues following the performances. We do have a small budget and can provide compensation for the development of the work and pay travel expenses for the actors.

Qualifications:

  • Strong artistic merit
  • Interest or experience in theatre
  • Interest in Canadian South Asian history
  • Ability to work efficiently and meet tight deadlines
  • South Asian identifying preferred

TO APPLY:

Please send us a CV and a brief proposal  (100 to 200 words) detailing your idea for a performance.

  PROPOSAL ELEMENTS:

It is expected that the submitted proposals will cover the items specified below:

  1. CV detailing experience and qualifications of applicant
  2. Necessary skills, experience and or interest in theatre and South Asian history
  3. Estimated overall timeline of the project, indicating how soon the individual can commence writing

** Any questions should be submitted by e-mail no later than April 28, 2012

 Interested candidates should submit a proposal by  Monday, April 30, 2012 at 4 pm, by either: 

  1. Emailing deena@cassa.on.ca and providing your application. 
  1. Or delivering your application by mail or in person to:

Deena Hai, CASSA

2401 Eglinton Ave. East, Unit 212

Toronto, ON

M1K 2N8

 CASSA is committed to employment equity & encourages applicants from equity seeking groups.

While we appreciate all responses, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 Please re-share! 

reblogging again!!

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browncanada:

Brown Canada is a community-led  history project to encourage South Asian communities to create and document their histories in Canada creatively, through writing, video, interviews, art, theatre or other means.  Our collective entry point for this project is through the Komagata Maru incident of 1914, when a ship of South Asian people was denied entry into Canada due to restrictive immigration policy known as the continuous journey regulation. Through this project, we will be creating an interactive website, offering educational & creative workshops, producing a short video as well as seeking to tour a short theatre piece to raise awareness of the incident and spark community dialogue within Ontario.

Join us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/browncanadaproject

Check us out on tumblr: http://browncanada.tumblr.com


  • Dates: 3 May at 17:00 until 14 June at 20:00
    Address: AccessPoint on Danforth - 3079 Danforth Avenue, Toronto

  • May 3rd – June 14th 2012 
    Thursday Evenings, 5:00-8:00pm
    AccessPoint on Danforth, 3079 Danforth Avenue
    5 Minute Walk from Victoria Park Subway Station, on the Bloor-Danforth Subway Line
    (http://accessalliance.ca/accesspoint)
    … ————————————

    It’s time for the 15th cycle of workshops with Asian Arts Freedom School, facilitated by Jeff Tanaka and guests!

    Join us for a series of workshops where we will use creative writing and arts based activities to explore our radical and dynamic Asian diasporas - this time with a special focus on Toronto and urban geography.

    *wheelchair accessible space*
    *free food and ttc tokens*
    ————————————

    Featuring the programming that they don’t teach you in school:

    creative writing and arts workshops where together we will work to:
    - map out asian geographies
    - re-write histories of racism and exclusion
    - spit rhymes of resistance and rebellion
    - dance into new gender roles
    - tell the stories of Toronto and Scarborough
    - uproot our everyday language
    - search for spirit

    A series of 6 workshops!
    May 3rd - Mapping The Land - Connecting With Our History
    May 10th - Field Trip to Ocean Carving, directed by Gein Wong
    (https://www.facebook.com/events/270922472992325/)
    May 17th- Writing Our Politic - A Look at Systems of Racism
    May 24th - Building Our Bodies - Exploring Gender and Sexuality
    May 31st - Working Across Difference - Thinking Through Black Solidarity
    June 7th - Seeing Our Privilege - Locating Our Global Position
    June 14th - Healing Ourselves - Reconnecting with the Land and Our Spirituality


    Feel free to contact Jeff Tanaka if you have any questions, concerns or ideas at jrtanaka@gmail.com (or on facebook, just search for Jeff Tanaka)

    Note: If you express interest in the workshops, I will probably contact you at some point to see what you are interested in and to see what kind of space you feel is the most necessary and urgent to have.


    **The Asian Arts Freedom School is an art-based radical Asian history and activism program for Asian/Pacific Islander youth in the Greater Toronto Area. Asian = South Asian, West Asian (a.k.a. Arab or Middle-Eastern), Southeast Asian, East Asian, and Central Asian, Pacific Islander, diasporic via the Caribbean and Africa…mixed-race, adoptee, suburban, hood…just got here or been here since the 1800s. Asian stretches from the Phillippines to Palestine, North China to Sri Lanka, Trinidad to Tibet, and all of it ends up in Toronto. We cover various artforms including writing, spoken word, music, visual arts, film, breakdancing, theatre and modern dance.**

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browncanada: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: BROWN CANADA KOMAGATA MARU THEATRE PROPOSAL


Brown Canada Project Seeks Submissions
Brown Canada is a community-led project documenting and creating South Asian histories in Canada. Our collective entry point is through the Komagata Maru incident of 1914.   This project seeks to create a participatory and comprehensive website, a play on the Komagata Maru, creative and digital storytelling workshops, DVD and resource booklets, and intergenerational and cross-cultural dialogue.  We call all writers, researchers, artists, activists, scholars, educators, community organizers, students, youth, and interested and excited individuals to be a part of this project, and to learn, tell and create South Asian history on our own terms. 
Join us in documenting the history of South Asian immigration to Canada by submitting a post to the Brown Canada website.  Submissions can include scanned photographs, brief essays, poetry, video, art-work and other formats.  
 
We are looking for submissions from people of various South Asian identities including but not limited to people identifying as Bangladeshi, Indo-Caribbean, Indian, Muslim, Pakistani, Punjabi, Sikh, Tamil,Mixed-Race, LGBTQ, Women, disAbled, Workers, Artists, Cultural workers and Healthcare providers.  
Topics on the submission are diverse ranging from issues such as isolation, discrimination, acculturation, racism, creating community, sexism, homophobia, resistance etc.  Please include a brief bio and your contact information with your submission.  
We are accepting submissions on an ongoing basis and the FIRST round of submissions is due by Monday, April 16th 2012.   We will be posting submissions onto the Brown Canada website as they are received.  
Please Email submissions to Krittika Ghosh at krittika@cassa.on.ca

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Application Deadline:     April 26, 2012

Timeline: Immediate start date – June 29, 2012

Budget:  $4000 allocated

*Honorarium granted

Project Background:

Brown Canada is a community-led  history project to encourage South Asian communities to create and document their histories in Canada creatively, through writing, video, interviews, art, theatre or other means.  Our collective entry point for this project is through the Komagata Maru incident of 1914, when a ship of South Asian people was denied entry into Canada due to restrictive immigration policy known as the continuous journey regulation. Through this project, we will be creating an interactive website, offering educational & creative workshops, producing a short video as well as seeking to tour a short theatre piece to raise awareness of the incident and spark community dialogue within Ontario.

Purpose of the RFP:

We are looking for individuals or organizations with members that might be willing to develop vignettes based on the Komagata Maru incident and related themes of exclusion, questions of belonging and unspoken/unknown histories, among others.  We would hope that the vignettes could be performed in different venues across the province, around 4 performances across Toronto, and 5 outside of Toronto. These projects will be performed at various times from May to July 2012. Staff at CASSA would set up the performances and facilitate the community dialogues following the performances. We do have a small budget and can provide compensation for the development of the work and pay travel expenses for the actors.

Qualifications:

  • Strong artistic merit
  • Interest or experience in theatre
  • Interest in Canadian South Asian history
  • Ability to work efficiently and meet tight deadlines
  • South Asian identifying preferred

TO APPLY:

Please send us a CV and a brief proposal  (100 to 200 words) detailing your idea for a performance.

  PROPOSAL ELEMENTS:

It is expected that the submitted proposals will cover the items specified below:

  1. CV detailing experience and qualifications of applicant
  2. Necessary skills, experience and or interest in theatre and South Asian history
  3. Estimated overall timeline of the project, indicating how soon the individual can commence writing

** Any questions should be submitted by e-mail no later than April 26, 2012

 Interested candidates should submit a proposal by  Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 4 pm, by either: 

  1. Emailing deena@cassa.on.ca and providing your application. 
  1. Or delivering your application by mail or in person to:

Deena Hai, CASSA

2401 Eglinton Ave. East, Unit 212

Toronto, ON

M1K 2N8

 CASSA is committed to employment equity & encourages applicants from equity seeking groups.

While we appreciate all responses, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 Please re-share! 

repost with charity village link

browncanada:

Application Deadline:     April 26, 2012

Timeline: Immediate start date – June 29, 2012

Budget:  $4000 allocated

*Honorarium granted

Project Background:

Brown Canada is a community-led  history project to encourage South Asian communities to create and document their histories in Canada creatively, through writing, video, interviews, art, theatre or other means.  Our collective entry point for this project is through the Komagata Maru incident of 1914, when a ship of South Asian people was denied entry into Canada due to restrictive immigration policy known as the continuous journey regulation. Through this project, we will be creating an interactive website, offering educational & creative workshops, producing a short video as well as seeking to tour a short theatre piece to raise awareness of the incident and spark community dialogue within Ontario.

Purpose of the RFP:

We are looking for individuals or organizations with members that might be willing to develop vignettes based on the Komagata Maru incident and related themes of exclusion, questions of belonging and unspoken/unknown histories, among others.  We would hope that the vignettes could be performed in different venues across the province, around 4 performances across Toronto, and 5 outside of Toronto. These projects will be performed at various times from May to July 2012. Staff at CASSA would set up the performances and facilitate the community dialogues following the performances. We do have a small budget and can provide compensation for the development of the work and pay travel expenses for the actors.

Qualifications:

  • Strong artistic merit
  • Interest or experience in theatre
  • Interest in Canadian South Asian history
  • Ability to work efficiently and meet tight deadlines
  • South Asian identifying preferred

TO APPLY:

Please send us a CV and a brief proposal  (100 to 200 words) detailing your idea for a performance.

  PROPOSAL ELEMENTS:

It is expected that the submitted proposals will cover the items specified below:

  1. CV detailing experience and qualifications of applicant
  2. Necessary skills, experience and or interest in theatre and South Asian history
  3. Estimated overall timeline of the project, indicating how soon the individual can commence writing

** Any questions should be submitted by e-mail no later than April 26, 2012

 Interested candidates should submit a proposal by  Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 4 pm, by either: 

  1. Emailing deena@cassa.on.ca and providing your application. 
  1. Or delivering your application by mail or in person to:

Deena Hai, CASSA

2401 Eglinton Ave. East, Unit 212

Toronto, ON

M1K 2N8

 CASSA is committed to employment equity & encourages applicants from equity seeking groups.

While we appreciate all responses, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 Please re-share! 

INTERESTED IN ISSUES OF RACE, RACISM, AND RACIALIZATION?

The purpose of this study is to examine the various types of racialization that Chinese Canadian youth face and to determine if the racialization of Chinese Canadians affects the nature of their participation in anti-racism initiatives. 

*IF YOU ARE:

1)            A SELF-IDENTIFIED CHINESE CANADIAN

2)            BETWEEN THE AGES OF 18-25

3)            A STUDENT ENROLLED IN UNIVERSITY OR COLLEGE

PLEASE CONTACT AIDEN TO PARTICIPATE

EMAIL: aiden.haw@ryerson.ca