SIETAR BC "My Perspective, My Voice" Video Series (January to June) (1)
SIETAR BC will be showing “My Perspective- My Voice,”. The project was generously sponsored by the Multiculturalism Branch of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture. We would also like to thank the VCC EDI committee for their support in assisting us with the location.
Time & Location
May 24, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
About the Event
The project highlights the stories and perspectives of individuals who have traditionally been marginalised in society. The intention of this video series is to promote greater awareness and understanding about marginalisation and to help create a more inclusive world for all. Each story is unique to the individual and they will speak from their own lived history. By sharing these stories and experiences, we hope to enable viewers to hear views that are perhaps different from their own. We aim to educate people in a way that is accessible – with videos and online.
The funds helped us pay for videographer Teejita Gupta, who helped us to film and edit these stories.
The amazing storytellers have volunteered to share their perspectives on:
Racism, Poverty, Access to education, and Gender discrimination
Here is the trailer for those of you who have not seen it.
We hope that viewers will reflect on these powerful stories and implement what they learned into their daily life to stop all forms of discrimination.
The amazing storytellers have volunteered to share their perspectives on: Racism, Poverty, Access to education, and Gender discrimination
March 29, 2022
Camille Ramhbarat on being Black in Canada and her personal experience with Racism and Bullying
April 12, 2022
Shantel Ivits on being Trans and their journey navigating life while inspiring others.
April 26, 2022
Doris Mah on being Chinese Canadian and an anti-racist activist in Canada
May 3, 2022
Zahra Fazal on being a first-generation low-income Muslim international student from Tanzania and her experience adjusting to university and navigating Canadian life while supporting others.
May 10, 2022
Jaskirat Malhi on being a first generation UBC student and advocating for international students
May 24, 2022
Nemat Haroon on being a Refugee from Afghanistan and a first generation UBC student
June 7, 2022
Anu Pala on living with complete vision loss and how she learned to thrive and be an advocate and spokesperson for people living with diverse abilities
June 21, 2022
Jimmy Aitken on being Indigenous, navigating education, experiencing bullying, and now helping Indigenous youth navigate post secondary institutions