Organized by Jolin Joseph (Gender, Feminist & Women’s Studies)
Event 1: Race and Feminist Care Ethics: Intersectionality as Method
21 September 2017 | 13:30 – 15:30
HNES 140, York University
Parvati Raghuram is Professor of Geography and Migration at the Open University. She has published widely on gender, migration and development and on postcolonial theory.
Event 2: Moving Images: Visual Storytelling and Transnational Filipino Family Reunification (13 November 2017)
13 November 2017 | 12:00–14:00
Room 280N, Second Floor, York Lanes | Keele Campus
Thousands of Filipinos have come to Canada under auspices of the Live-In Caregiver Program (LCP) to undertake care work in private homes. After fulfilling their obligations under the Program, former LCP workers were able to apply for permanent residency status in Canada and be joined by their family members from whom they have been separated for many years. To learn more about the reunification experiences of former live-in caregivers and their family members, I invited a group of Filipino youth and a former LCP worker to tell their stories using photography and text. In this presentation, I will share their stories and discuss the process of participatory visual methods. I argue that visual storytelling opens up conversational space beyond national, generational, and professional boundaries providing a substrate for enhancing family relations, community activism, and policy change.
Denise L. Spitzer is Associate Director and Graduate Studies Coordinator (Acting) at the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies at the University of Ottawa.