Undesirables (Book launch tonight in Toronto)

So frustrated that I will have to miss this tonight. It looks great. York Prof Ali Kazimi’s work on the film Rex v. Singh was mentioned earlier this year on the blog, and U of T Law’s  Audrey Macklin has been deeply engaged with Canadian Immigration law & policy over her career.    H/T Lisa Phillips.

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Join award-winning filmmaker and author Ali Kazimi in conversation with Audrey Macklin at the book launch of

undesirables: White Canada and the Komagata Maru

In May 1914, the Komagata Maru, a ship carrying 376 immigrants from British India, was turned away when it tried to land in Vancouver harbour. Why would Canada turn away these South Asian migrants when it had accepted more than 400,000 immigrants the previous year? How do the events of 1914 relate to current immigration policy? Does Canadian law create “winners” and “losers” based on race and economic status? In this illustrated presentation Professor Kazimi is joined by Audrey Macklin, Professor of Law at the University
of Toronto, Faculty of Law, to discuss these questions and their relevance to present and future Canadian Immigration policy. A Q&A and book signing will follow.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Gladstone Hotel, Main Ballroom
1214 Queen Street West
Doors open at 7 pm; Event begins at 7:30 pm
Admission is $5 or FREE with purchase of a book

[see invite on web here]
Presented by This Is Not a Reading Series, D&M Publishers and the Gladstone Hotel. Co-presented by Council of Agencies Serving South Asians, Centre for Refugee Studies,
South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario, The Centre for Feminist Research, York’s South Asian Studies program, The York Centre for Asian Research and No One Is Illegal.

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