Embodied Approaches to Immigrant Labour

We’re a little behind, but here’s the recording of our January 27th event with Adam Perry in our ongoing series in honour of Roxana Ng, on “Image Theatre: Embodied Approaches to Immigrant Labour”.

In this presentation Adam Perry discusses the use of an embodied approach to qualitative research with migrant farm workers. He explores how he engaged with the practice of “Image Theatre” to facilitate counter-discursive stories shaped by workers’ invitation to play in the space between aesthetic representation and social reality. Expect to move around a bit during this presentation.

This event was part of a year-long series of lunch time events in honour of CWSE Head Roxana Ng, who passed away in January 2013. Roxana was a prolific and dedicated feminist whose work focused on globalization, migration, and labour relations; immigrant women and Canadian institutions; Institutional Ethnography; anti-racism; Qi Gong and alternative holistic health and healing; embodied learning; and critical feminist pedagogy.

More information about the series.

We have only one more event in this series, taking place April 3rd at the CWSE. Come check it out.

“The ‘Comfort Women’ & Contemporary Forms of Sexual Violence Against Women”

Next week our own Angela Lytle, director of the Women’s Human Rights Education Institute will be speaking in Vancouver at UBC on the former “comfort women”. Check it out if you can!

The week after that we’ll be hosting the final event in our Brown Bag Series in Honour of Roxana Ng. April 3, with Krista Maxwell & Bonnie McElhinny, on “Racial Hierarchies, Imperial Circuits and Health Care in Canada: Indigenous and Immigrant Nurses in Historic Indigenous Communities”.

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Congratulations to everyone who participated in this series. We’ve had amazing turnouts, and really great speakers and discussions. This series emphasized the truly broad scope and far-reaching impact of Roxana’s work.