May
1
Sun
Asian Heritage Month: Community Event Listings
May 1 – May 31 all-day

Asian Heritage Month Festival 2016
The Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) is organizing a series of art and photo exhibitions, performances, and talks for Asian Heritage Month.  There are multiple dates and locations for the events.  For more information, visit http://www.vmacch.ca/

 

Asian Heritage Month Film Festival
Sunday, May 22, 2016 | 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto, 2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto
Asian Heritage Month–Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc., Social Services Network in partnership with ReelWorld Film Festival present:

Exploring the Themes of “Home” Through Asian Canadian Films

  • Screenings of Asian Canadian films
  • Panel discussions with Asian Canadian filmmakers, cast and crew
  • Gauri Guha singing famous theme songs from South Asian films

Please register on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/asian-heritage-month-film-festival-at-innis-town-hall-university-of-toronto-tickets-25417254693
ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH FILM FESTIVAL POSTER 2016

 

 

Asian and South Asian Heritage Month Reception
Monday May 30th, 2016 | 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Toronto City Hall Service Canada Centre | 100 Queen St. W., Toronto
Theme: Celebration of Breaking Barriers
For more information or to RSVP email Samiha Farzana at  samiha@cassa.on.ca
COUNCIL OF AGENCIES SERVING SOUTH ASIANS (CASSA)

 

May
26
Thu
The BJP and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy in India @ Beit Zatoun
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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The BJP and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy in India
The Extreme Right and the Indian Working Classes
Thursday, 26 May 2016 at 7pm | Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham Street, Toronto

Since the election of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in May 2014, there has been an unprecedented onslaught on workers’ rights along with a well-planned assault on democratic institutions, academic-cultural centres, intellectuals, left, progressive and secular groups, religious minorities, women and marginalized sections across India. Yet the working class movement remains in disarray and unable to resist these attacks. Failure to understand the changes in modus operandi of imperialism and realize the revolutionary potential of the gigantic unorganized and informal working class has similarly resulted in the failure to evolve new forms and strategies of resistance.

Speakers:
Abhinav Sinha (PhD student, Delhi University)
Himani Banerjee (Sociology, York University)
Raju Das (Geography, York University)
Ritika Shrimali (Geography, York University)

This event is presented by the Center for Social Justice, Socialist Project and the York Centre for Asian Research at York University