A short documentary film that explores the journey of South Asian immigrant women trying to enter the Canadian workforce will screen on Sept. 30 from 2:30 to 3:30pm in the Harry Crowe Room, 109 Atkinson Building, Keele campus.
The film, Journey to Find Myself Again: Experiences of South Asian Immigrant Women in the Canadian Labour Market, follows the stories of three highly educated immigrant women from South Asia – one of the largest sources of new immigrants in Canada.
It is presented by York University’s Centre for Feminist Research and the Department of Equity Studies, and was produced by Tania Das Gupta, professor of equity studies at York University, and Srabani Maitra, professor of women’s studies at the University of Waterloo.
Introducing the film will be Alison Crosby, director of the Centre for Feminist Research.
The film presents the employment trajectories of the three women, and provides a personal window into these women’s many adjustments, struggles and their courage as they go through transitional phases in their lives. The women face various forms of socio-economic insecurities and offer unique perspectives on the Canadian labour market though a race/gender/class lens.
The documentary aims to present how the complex interplay of racial and gendered processes affect immigrant women’s employment trajectories and produce complex relations of domination and subordination.
Following the screening there will be a Q&A session. Light refreshments will be provided.
For more on the Centre for Feminist Research, visit cfr.info.yorku.ca.