Brown Canada is a 2-year comprehensive South Asian history project that seeks to document and create history from a diverse range of perspectives that fall under the ‘South Asian’ umbrella. During this project, we will be creating a comprehensive website with photos, videos and articles, creative and digital storytelling workshops, resource booklets, a DVD, as well as a memorial website and youth-led play dedicated to exploring histories of the Komagata Maru.
CASSA is looking to fill several Community Animator positions responsible for gathering content and mobilizing interest within a specific South Asian community or experience, including but not limited to, communities identifying as Bangladeshi, Indo-Caribbean, Indian, Muslim, Pakistani, Punjabi, Sikh, Tamil, Mixed-Race, LGBTQ, Women, disAbled, Workers, Artists, Cultural workers and Health providers. We recognize that this list is not exhaustive, and encourage involvement from subject/community areas not already listed. The project aims to document intersecting identities in each theme based on contributors’ preferences and self-identification.
-act as a liaison between specific community and overall ‘Brown Canada’ project
-research and compile information with regard to specific community/theme
-address particular needs, goals, struggles of specific community/theme
-community outreach and volunteer recruitment/coordination
-coordinate interviews with members of community
-use creative art/media such as video, digital storytelling, and creative writing to educate and raise awareness
-launch an educational campaign through direct community engagement and media
-other administrative duties as assigned
-interest and/or experience in areas of South Asian history, issues, politics or activism
-enthusiastic about learning and sharing knowledge
-interest in arts, media, research and writing
-ability to work effectively independently and in a group
-good verbal and written communication skills
-knowledge of anti-oppression analysis
Please submit your résumé and cover letter by Wednesday February 29, 2012, 12pm, to:
Hiring Committee, CASSA, 2401 Eglinton Ave. East, Unit 212 Toronto, ON, M1K 2N8
CASSA is committed to employment equity & encourages applicants from equity seeking groups.
While we appreciate all responses, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.