This workshop will:
1. Explore the similarities and differences in the immigration histories, life trajectories, and experiences of (un)settlement and (un)belonging of different groups of Filipino im/migrants in the United States and in Canada.
Undertaking these cross-national comparisons will enable us to come to a better understanding of the divergent effects on the Filipino diaspora of the Philippines’ labour migration policies and the United States’ and Canada’s labour recruitment strategies, and trace the impacts of imperialism and neoliberal globalization on the lives of migrants in different national settings.
2. Examine the range of community-engaged research projects across Canada.
We will assess the collaborative research projects undertaken by academics and community organizations on at-risk and marginalized Filipino youth in Vancouver (Kababayan Mentorship Program), second-generation Filipino youth across Canada (Filipinos Youth in Transition- Canada), current and former live-in caregivers across Canada (Gabriela Transition Experiences Survey), current and former caregivers based in Ontario who have left their children behind (Caregivers Journey), and Filipino seniors in the Greater Toronto Area (Filipino Elderly Well-Being Project). In doing so, we will explore answers to the question of how we can best foster collaborative research and advocacy partnerships between academics and community members.
Robyn Rodriguez will be our keynote speaker and will be speaking on, “Alternative Genealogies and Trajectories of ‘Community Engaged Scholarship’: A Critical Filipinix Studies Agenda.”
Robyn Rodriguez (UC-Davis)
Allan Isaac (Rutgers University)
Valerie Francisco (San Francisco State University)
Patrick Alcedo (York University)
Robert Diaz (University of Toronto)
John Paul Catungal (University of British Columbia)
Novabella Lopez (Caregivers Journey)
Pearlita Juan (Caregivers Journey)
Petronila Cleto (Gabriela-Ontario)
Rupa Banerjee (Ryerson University)
Fritz Pino (University of Toronto)
Monica Batac (McGill University)
Marissa Largo (University of Toronto)
Maureen Mendoza (KAMP)
Zenee Maceda (UFCW)
Ysh Cabana (Anakbayan)
Kim Abis (Anakbayan)
Nicole Cajucom (Kapisanan)
Registration is required at http://tiny.cc/filipinx
Workshop York University sponsors: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York Centre for Asian Research, Global Labour Research Centre, and the Centre for Feminist Research