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Call for volunteers: Documenting and creating South Asian history in Canada

December 14th, 2011     by Jennifer Marston     Comments

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS - DOCUMENTING AND CREATING SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY IN CANADA: WHEN: Thursday, December 15, 6-8pm WHERE: 2401 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 212 (South-West Corner of Kennedy and Eglinton, Kennedy Station) WHAT TO BRING: ideas and enthusiasm! RSVP to:

CASSA is currently recruiting a team of volunteers to help out in our ‘Brown Canada’ project dedicated to documenting and exploring South Asian histories in Canada. This overall project will run for two years and aims to connect with diverse individuals and groups of South Asians in a number of ways, including setting up a memorial and participatory website, creative writing and digital storytelling workshops, a stage play revolving around the Komagata Maru historical event, a photography competition, art projects, intergenerational and cross-cultural dialogue and more.

We are looking to get in touch with excited youth to take part and lead projects of their interest, as well as others of all ages: researchers, writers, scholars, community organizers, artists, educators, activists, and any group or individual who is interested in exploring a specific aspect of South Asian history, or contribute/expand on work they are already doing. We invite anyone interested to attend a dinner and informal get together to eat, get to know each other and discuss where want to see this project going.

Please RSVP your attendance to this dinner or get in touch with any questions, concerns, comments to:

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