2002-2003 Events


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Gender, Migration and Health: Asian Canadian Perspectives conference

November 22, 2002

Co-sponsored event with the Hong Fook Mental Health Association.

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Transgender/Transsexual Conference

November 29, 2002


  • Patricia Elliot, York University
  • Viviane Namaste, Concordia
  • Bobby Noble, York Univeristy
  • Mirha-Soleil Ross, activist
  • Trish Salah, York Univeristy

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Seminar Series showcasing the work of Asian Canadian women scholars

Co-sponsored with the York Centre for Asian Research

Memories of Internment: Reflections on Hearing and Presenting Japanese Canadian Nisei Women's Life Stories

January 15, 2003

Pamela Sugima, McMaster University

Cinema of the Three Chinas

February 3, 2003

Suzie Young, York University

The Economic Experiences of the Chinese Immigrants in Toronto

March 12, 2003

Lucia Lo, York University

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2nd Annual Symposium: The Diaspora, Islam and Gender (MSRI) Project, Women’s Voices from the Middle East

March 6, 2003

Co-sponsored by:

  • the Office of the Dean, Atkinson Faculty of Professional and Liberal Studies
  • the School of Social Sciences, Atkinson
  • the Centre for Refugee Studies
  • the Certificate in Anti-Racist Research and Practice

International Women’s Day and the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 8-21, 2003

CFR co-sponsored the March 8 –21 Coalition events.

Horizon's of Friendship, CERLAC and CFR

March 19, 2003

Maria Elena Mendez, Director, Center of Studies for Women in Honduras (CEM-H)

Maria Elena Mendez will be speak about her work experiences with the CEM-H around Gender and Citizen Participation, as well as the present social/political context of Honduras, the reconstruction phase after hurricane Mitch, and the regional impact of the current drought. Overall, she will reinforce the importance of international solidarity and connect issues of relevance to people in the North and South.

Video Screening: "Women and Aging: An Intimate Portrayal"

March 31, 2003

Anne Barrow

This video documentary, Ann's first, examines the lives of five white women ranging in ages from 20 to 75 years. The subjects provide timely insights on the process of aging as it effects their bodies, minds, spirituality, and intellect; their desires, fulfilled and denied, are
also examined.

Gender in the Shaping of Public Memory: Issues in the Canadian Context

April 8, 2003


  • Barbara Crowe
  • Sue Lloyd
  • Marlene Kadar
  • Kate McPherson
  • Cecilia Morgan
  • Leslie Sanders
  • Dot Tuer
  • Karen Stanworth
  • Mary Jane Warner

The panels of three women discussed Monumentalizing Memory, Archives and the Commemoration of Women's Lives and Memory in Transit. Organized by Barbara Godard, CFR Faculty Fellowship winner.

Mothers in Finland - Holders of Awe-Inspiring Power or Subjugated Wives?

April 8, 2003

Ulla Vuorela, Visiting Scholar

Dr. Ulla Vuorela is the first holder of the prestigious Academy of Finland Minna Canth Professorship in women's studies.  In her presentation on motherhood in Finland, Dr. Vuorela returns to a study of her Finnish roots and the varied positions held by women in the Finnish gender system through the shifts from pantheistic world view to the Lutheran Reformation and the modernizing of jurisprudence.