POSITION: Community Animator, Volunteer
PROJECT: Brown Canada: Documenting and Creating South Asian Histories in Canada
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS OF INTEREST, RESEARCH, EXPERIENCE AND MOBILIZATION
**Bangladeshi **Indo-Caribbean **Indian **Muslim **Pakistani **Punjabi **Sikh **Tamil **LGBT **Women **Person’s with Disabilities **Labour **Arts/Culture
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.
We are looking to fill several Community Animator positions to be responsible for gathering content and mobilizing interest within a specific South Asian community or theme. These positions will work closely and report to the Project Coordinator.
-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 send your resume and one-page cover letter indicating area of interest. Please use the cover letter to discuss if you would like to be involved in a subject/community area not already indicated, or if you have interests in the intersections of multiple categories.
Send applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepting applications until Friday, January 27th, 2012. Please apply early as we will start filling up positions from January 10th, 2012 onward.