It wasn’t until photographer Surendra Lawoti moved to Canada from the U.S. that he realized he was a transnational — someone whose sense of identity is tied to more than one country.
“I love Canada, but Nepal is also a strong part of who I am,” asserts Lawoti.
Born in Nepal, Lawoti has spent almost half his life in North America, arriving in the U.S. in 1994 at age 21 to pursue a degree in photography at Columbia College in Chicago and then an MFA at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. The artist moved to Canada in 2008 and is now a permanent resident.
“In the U.S. I wasn’t allowed to fly back and forth to Nepal because of visa restrictions,” explains the Toronto-based artist. “When I moved here, I had the freedom to come and go.”
Thursday, November 14, 2013
A version of this paper was read at a seminar on “Racism in Academia” held at The Centre of Excellence for Re…
Enemy aliens were imprisoned in Toronto during the First World War.
When Canada entered the First World War in 1914, the CNE grounds were put to military use. Various buildings on the site were used as barracks and training facilities, and later on to process demobilized Canadian soldiers. Stanley Barracks soon found itself repurposed as an internment centre, housing dozens of civilians deemed potentially dangerous enemy [...]
Dear Readers: OK, OK, I know I slammed EZRA LEVANT and MARK STEYN for their personal attacks on global warming proponents, but that doesn’t mean I don’t like a lot of their stuff folks! Especially this one, which was sent in by one of our readers, and where Ezra takes a shot at the […]
An anti-Keystone XL pipeline crusader has written to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, suggesting Canada’s aggressive lobbying for the project played a part in the ongoing government shutdown south of the border. Tom Steyer, a San Francisco billionaire and a major Democratic party fundraiser, chastises Harper for saying he would not “take ‘no’ for an answer” […]
Pat Condell is a British commentator who has a worldwide following for his rants against religion, political correctness, injustice, politics, feminism, and anything else that catches his ire! Seems the Muslims in England have been getting pretty rank lately due to a number of factors including political correctness, government appeasement of minorities, multiculturalism, a large […]
MONTREAL — Hundreds marched through the streets of Montreal on Sunday to call for an “open Quebec” and, once again, denounce the Parti Quebecois government’s proposed charter of values that would ban public employees from wearing religious clothing and symbols. […]
David Thompson on liberal arts indoctrination at an elite university:
Diversity and Inclusion - To be cultivated, obviously, with racial segregation:
In order to create a safe space, this programme is open to people of colour only. A similar conversation for white students, faculty and staff is planned for the spring semester.
You see, it’s a “conversation,” one that’s all about “healing and mutual respect” and “engaging with diverse views.”
I’m actually rather tickled by the notion of students needing a “safe space” at Hamilton College, an elite New York liberal arts college with an endowment of around three-quarters of a billion dollars and where tuition is a mere $46,ooo, excluding room and board. This, after all, is one of the most cossetting and exquisitely PC environments on the face of the Earth. …
If it were only Hamilton College infecting young minds with this kind of insanity it might be funny. But nearly every university and college in North America has similar programs doing similar damage to millions of students and wasting untold $billions. It’s an unmitigated disaster.
Miscellaneous material to start your week.
- Dean Baker discusses the strong relationship between union organization and the elimination of poverty: A simple regression shows that a 10 percentage point increase in the percentage of workers covered by a union contract is associated with a 0.7 percentage point drop in the poverty rate. (This result is significant at a 1.0 percent level.) This means that countries like Sweden, Belgium, and France, where the coverage rate is close to 90 percent, can be expected to have poverty rates that are more than 5.0 percentages points lower than (Read more…)
Miscellaneous material to start your week.- Dean Baker discusses the strong relationship between union organization and the elimination of poverty:A simple regression shows that a 10 percentage point increase in the percentage of workers covered by a …
It is the details that clarify. So long as the debate remained shrouded in generalities like “reasonable accommodation” or “secularism” — or, to use the Parti Quebecois’ preferred euphemism, “Quebec’s values” — it was possible for people of goodwill to […]
Paul Wells on the Quebec Premier’s Festival of Trial Balloons
OTTAWA — If you thought the Minister for Curry in a Hurry was going to give up his ethnic outreach role — think again. Jason Kenney, Canada‘s new Minister of Employment and Social Development, will hang on to the multiculturalism […]
People who work at the Montreal SPCA have been caring for homeless cats and dogs for years, but now they’re facing a new challenge — chickens. Raising chickens for fresh eggs is a growing trend in Montreal, but the local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says every week hens and roosters are […]