Symposium: Portuguese-Canadian Immigrant Descendants in Canada
Oct 11, 2011, 8:30am-8pm
"Identity, Civic Engagement, Multiculturalism and Transnationalism: Portuguese-Canadian Immigrant Descendants in Canada Symposium at York University"
Canadians of Portuguese descent number approximately 1.3 per cent of the total population (or 412,000 people) and comprise one of the largest minority groups in Canada. Yet, after over 50 years of official immigration to this country, this community continues to be largely marginal to the mainstream of Canadian life in economic, educational, political and cultural terms. Others, on the other hand, have returned to Portugal, to begin lives in what is, to many, a foreign nation. Given the importance of this community, as well as the onset of greater economic and academic linkages between Canada and Portugal, the time is right for initiatives that explore the positioning(s) and ambiguities of Luso-Canadian descendants in both countries.
With over 20 international presenters, this symposium will address these ambiguities, as they relate to Portuguese-Canadian descendants. For more information, please contact: Professor R. Kenedy, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, at email@example.com.
|Location:||Senior Common Room, 021 Winters College|
|Sponsor:||Winters College, Office of the Master|
|Posted by:||Monica Sotter|