CFR Events Calendar

"A Piece of Paradise" Film Screening
Feb 25 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

The Centre for Feminist Research presents:

“A Piece of Paradise” Film Screening
Followed by a Q&A with Director and Cast

Film by Dr. Patrick Alcedo (Department of Dance)

*Jury Awards–National Bank Best First Feature Film and Centennial Best Canadian Film, Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, 2017

Date: Monday, February 25, 2019
Time: 2.30-4.30pm
Location: 626 Kaneff Tower, York University
Film Trailer:

Canada is a nation of immigrants, and it comes as no surprise that many Canadians share more than one homeland. For many Filipinos, family members living and working overseas is commonplace, and yet the strain of being apart is never easy. When your heart is torn between two places you love, how do you find your piece of paradise?

The film captures the everyday life of Norlyn, Em-Em, and Betsy as they navigate living and working in Toronto while dreaming of the day they can visit the Philippines again. Their struggles are real but the women are resilient, knowing that their faith, community and especially their sense of humor will help them through the challenges.

Norlyn, Em-Em, Betsy, Darrell, Bimboy
WRITER-DIRECTOR Patrick Alcedo PRODUCER Patrick Alcedo CINEMATOGRAPHY Fruto Corre MUSIC Peter Alcedo, Jr. EDITING Phoebe Sequino

Co-sponsored by: The Department of Dance, the Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS), and York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR).

“The Time Has Come: Why Men Must Join the Gender Equality Revolution" Book Launch with author Michael Kaufman
Feb 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Centre for Feminist Research Presents:

“The Time Has Come: Why Men Must Join the Gender Equality Revolution"

Book Launch with author Dr. Michael Kaufman

Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Time: 12-1.30pm
Location: 305 Founders College, York University
Accessibility: Open to all. Accessible space. Founders College is wheelchair-accessible. Gender-neutral bathroom on 1st floor. Single-stall, accessible bathroom on 3rd floor. Light refreshments provided. RSVP to

Copies of the book available for purchase!

The Time Has Come explores how a patriarchal culture that has given power and privilege to men comes at a huge cost to women, children, and, surprisingly to men as well. It details how very achievable changes in our workplaces and families, in the ways we raise boys to be men and dismantle rigid gender binaries, and in the movement to end men’s violence will bring significant rewards to communities all around the world.

Michael Kaufman is the cofounder of the White Ribbon Campaign―the largest international network of men working to end violence against women―and for decades has been an advisor on gender equality to the United Nations, governments, NGOs, schools, and workplaces around the world. With honest storytelling, compassion, and hard-hitting analysis, The Time Has Come is a compelling look at why men must take a stand in the fight for general equality.

Co-Sponsored by: The School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies and the Department of Sociology.