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June 2016

  • Wednesday, June 1st Canadian Premiere of "A Day's Work" - Documentary Screening

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    Wednesday, June 1, 20167:00PM - 9:00PMGeorge Ignatieff Theatre
    15 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    On June 1, 2016 Injured Workers Day, join us for a free screening of the award-winning documentary A Day’s Work which exposes the harsh conditions faced by temp agency workers.

    Special Guests:

    • Dave DeSario, A Day’s Work Executive Producer, Film-maker, Founding Member of the Alliance for the American Temporary Workforce (AATW)
    • Injured workers and temp agency workers will be speaking about their experiences and the changes that are being fought for in the Changing Workplace Review (the Ontario Government’s review of labour laws).

    Description
    Ninety minutes before he was killed on his first day of work as a temporary employee, 21-year-old Day Davis texted a picture of himself to his girlfriend, excited for their future. Now Day’s sister, 17-year-old Antonia, searches for answers.

    Event Partners
    Fight for $15 & Fairness, Ontario Network of Injured Workers’ Groups, Ontario Federation of Labour, Workers’ Action Centre, Department of Sociology, UTSC, Department of Social Justice Education, OISE, UofT, Adult Education and Community Development, OISE, UofT, Global Labour Research Centre at York University, Centre for the Study of Korea, Asian Institute at Munk School of Global Affairs, UofT and Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts

    Contact

    Rachel Ostep
    416-946-8996

    Main Sponsor

    Centre for the Study of Korea

    Co-Sponsors

    Asian Institute


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  • Friday, June 10th – Saturday, June 11th Taiwan Studies in Trans* Perspectives: Transdisciplinary, Transnational, and Transcultural

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    Friday, June 10, 20169:00AM - 5:00PMUniversity of Toronto, Canada
    Saturday, June 11, 20169:00AM - 5:00PMUniversity of Toronto, Canada
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    North American Taiwan Studies Annual Conference

    Description

    We are pleased to announce that the 22nd North American Taiwan Studies Association (NATSA) Annual Conference will be held from June 10-11, 2016. This year’s conference, titled “Taiwan Studies in Trans* Perspectives: Transdisciplinary, Transnational, and Transcultural,” welcomes scholars interested in studying Taiwan from all disciplines and explores how Taiwan—as a case, a theory, or even a method—can further transform current knowledge constructs toward an inclusive global vision.

    Trans*, used in transgender studies as an umbrella term to include individuals seeking gender identities within and beyond the traditional male-female dichotomy, sheds light on an insightful and radical approach to Taiwan Studies. The asterisk in trans*, originating from computer science, serves as a wildcard character that stands for any words starting with trans, and symbolizes the openness and inclusiveness of the transdisciplinary community of Taiwan Studies. In line with this inclusive spirit, Trans* opens up new approaches to encourage scholars of Taiwan Studies to boldly transgress disciplinary boundaries and cull perspectives from various intellectual communities.

    Of all the relevant trans* themes in this conference, participants are encouraged, but not limited, to set transdisciplinarity, transnationality, and transculturalism as a point of reference. Transdiciplinarity is not only a series of cross-disciplinary activities but also a transformation among contexts and the transcendence of multiple disciplines to create innovative context-based theories. Taiwan Studies from a transdisciplinary perspective offers a lens for researchers to examine, discuss, and understand issues in multiple contexts. Transnationality both emphasizes and questions the existence of universal values or a one-size-fits-all nation-state theory. It not only digs out the diversity derived from the uniqueness of local contexts, but also tries to clarify the imbalanced power structure among the units. Transculturalism, a theoretical concept that seeks to break the boundaries between different communal, cultural, societal, and national sectors. Additionally, a new framework is established in which participants are understood not as members exclusively belonging to particular groups but as constantly crossing categorical boundaries in a search for self-identity.

    Complete Conference Schedule: 
    http://www.na-tsa.org/new/2016/conference-schedule

     

    Contact

    Rachel Ostep
    416-946-8996

    Sponsors

    North American Taiwan Studies Association

    Co-Sponsors

    Dr. David Chu program for Asia-Pacific Studies

    Asian Institute


    Disclaimer:

    Please note that events posted on this website are considered to be public events – unless otherwise stated – and you are choosing to enter a space where your image and/or voice may be captured as part of event proceedings that may be made public as part of a broadcast, webcast, or publication (online and in print). We make every effort to ensure your personal information is kept and used in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). If you have any questions please get in touch with our office at munkschool@utoronto.ca or 416-946-8900.



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