Filipino American & Filipino Canadian - A Conversation with Dr. Yen Le Espiritu


Please join us as we learn more about the differences and similarities between Filipinos in Canada and Filipinos in the United States

 
DateFriday, October 9, 2015 - 11:30pm to Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 1:00am

Cost

Free

Website

http://www.facebook.com/events/441618539374702/

Location

Room 230, 100 McCaul Street

PDF icon Espiritu Talk Poster 1.pdf

Please join us as we learn more about the differences and similarities between Filipinos in Canada and Filipinos in the United States. Conely de Leon (PhD student at York University) and Jennilee Austria (youth settlement worker and writer) will interview Dr. Yen Le Espiritu, Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Espiritu has been at the forefront of research on Filipino-American and Pan-Asian experiences for more than two decades. Her writings on Filipinos/as in San Diego, in particular, have provided a vivid portrait of how youth, gender, class and race affect the lived realities of these communities. This event is free and open to everyone. Come with your questions, so that we may have fruitful conversation and debate.

There will be screening Casey Mecija’s wonderful short documentary, My Father, Francis before the interview.

My Father, Francis — which won the Women in Film and Television Award at the 2013 Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival—provides a moving portrait of the relationship between a second generation queer Filipina and her father, Francis. By focusing on an art exhibit that she and her father collaborate on, Mecija conveys the complex bonds, both familial and diasporic, that often exist between generations of post-colonial subjects. As a tribute to her father’s creativity, Mecija’s work is full of generosity, humility, and care.

This event is co-sponsored by OCAD University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences &York University’s Centre for Asian Research (YCAR)

DateFriday, October 9, 2015 - 11:30pm to Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 1:00am

Cost

Free

Website

http://www.facebook.com/events/441618539374702/

Location

Room 230, 100 McCaul Street

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 11:30pm to Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 1:00am

Please join us as we learn more about the differences and similarities between Filipinos in Canada and Filipinos in the United States. Conely de Leon (PhD student at York University) and Jennilee Austria (youth settlement worker and writer) will interview Dr. Yen Le Espiritu, Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Espiritu has been at the forefront of research on Filipino-American and Pan-Asian experiences for more than two decades. Her writings on Filipinos/as in San Diego, in particular, have provided a vivid portrait of how youth, gender, class and race affect the lived realities of these communities. This event is free and open to everyone. Come with your questions, so that we may have fruitful conversation and debate.

There will be screening Casey Mecija’s wonderful short documentary, My Father, Francis before the interview.

My Father, Francis — which won the Women in Film and Television Award at the 2013 Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival—provides a moving portrait of the relationship between a second generation queer Filipina and her father, Francis. By focusing on an art exhibit that she and her father collaborate on, Mecija conveys the complex bonds, both familial and diasporic, that often exist between generations of post-colonial subjects. As a tribute to her father’s creativity, Mecija’s work is full of generosity, humility, and care.

This event is co-sponsored by OCAD University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences &York University’s Centre for Asian Research (YCAR)

Venue & Address: 
Room 230, 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/events/441618539374702/
Cost: 
Free
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