Dear CASSA Members & Supporters,
As you may know, CASSA is currently engaging in the documentation and archiving of South Asian history through our Brown Canada project. Brown Canada is a community-led project documenting, creating, and sharing South Asian histories in Canada. Our collective entry point is through the Komagata Maru incident of 1914. We are writing to invite you to participate in an informal focus group to share your knowledge about community histories and experiences for our community snapshots.
We are in the midst of creating written community snapshots for various South Asian communities in Canada. We are currently researching the community involvement and history of South Asian women, LGBTQ communities and labour activists as well as the Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Sikh, Indian and Tamil communities. These community snapshots will be shared in a traveling posterboard exhibit, online at www.browncanada.ca and at community events.
We are holding focus groups with the Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Indo-Caribbean and Sikh Communities in the next week, from June 2nd-6th We are hoping that you will be able to participate in one these sessions. The focus group schedule is: :
Bangladeshi Community Focus Group: Saturday, June 2nd from 12:00-2:00pm
Sikh Community Focus Group: Monday, June 4th from 6:00-8:00pm
Indo-Caribbean Community Focus Group: Tuesday, June 5th from 6:00-8:00pm
Pakistani Community Focus Group: Wednesday, June 6th from 6:00-8:00pm
Refreshments will be provided!
The proposed location of the focus group is the CASSA office located at 2401 Eglington Avenue East, Suite 212 between Kennedy and Eglington Avenue. Tokens will be provided
If you are a member of the above communities and you wish to share knowledge of the community’s resources, challenges, and organizations, please contact Krittika Ghosh by Friday, June 1st via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (416) 932 1359 x18 and respond to the following questions
Which focus group are you interested in attending:_______________________________
Organizations/cultural groups/businesses/community groups that you have been a part of, in Canada: ________________________________________________________________
Why do you think you would be a suitable participant of the focus group:_______________________________________________
If you are unable to attend a focus group, but still wish to be involved and share your knowledge for the Brown Canada project, please let us know!
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Thank you for your support and assistance!