Screening: Becoming Ourselves - How Immigrant Women Transformed Their World

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Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Monday, March 3, 20147:00PM - 9:00PMInnis Town Hall
2 Sussex Ave (South of Bloor at St George)
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Becoming Ourselves: How Immigrant Women Transformed Their World is a new documentary film about how a social justice organization based in Oakland California—Asian Immigrant Women Advocates (AIWA)—focused on building long-term collective leadership of limited-English speaking immigrants, and empowered women and youth to become powerful agents of social change.

AIWA has inspired hundreds of low-wage immigrant garment, electronic and healthcare workers in the San Francisco Bay Area. AIWA’s Community Transformational Organizing Strategy (CTOS) has been a model for many immigrant organizations. After 15 years, Young Shin is taking CTOS on the road to foster a broader dialogue with local communities in Canada and the U.S. about the importance of grassroots leadership development in community organizing.

There will be a post-film discussion with Young Shin, Excutive Director of Asian Immigrant Women Advocates.


Lisa Qiu

Main Sponsor

Centre for the Study of Korea


Women and Gender Studies Institute

Gender, Migration and the Work of Care Project

Center for Global Social Policy

Department of Sociology


Workers Action Center

Justicia for Migrant Workers

Asian Canadian Labour Alliance

CAW Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy, Ryerson University

Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival

Humanities, Social Sciences & Social Justice Education, OISE

Closing the Enforcement Gap project

York University

Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto

Canadian Labour International Film Festival


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