Migrant Dreams Film Screening & Panel Discussion – 2020 Dr. Richard B. Splane Lecture in Social Policy

Save the Date for a film screening of Migrant Dreams by Assistant Professor Min Sook Lee and a panel discussion on issues of migration for the annual Richard B. Splane Lecture in Social Policy.

Date: Monday, March 16, 2020
Time: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Room 100, Geography, 1984 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2.
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RSVP information to come.

Lee’s most recent feature, Migrant Dreams, tells the undertold story of migrant workers struggling against Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) that treats foreign workers as modern-day indentured labourers. In 2017, Migrant Dreams garnered the prestigious Canadian Hillman Prize which honours journalists whose work identifies important social and economic issues in Canada.

Panelists:

  • Assistant Professor Min Sook Lee, OCAD University
  • Saleem Spindari, Senior Manager, Refugees and Migrant Workers Programs, MOSAIC
  • TBD
  • TBD

Bio: Min Sook Lee has directed numerous critically-acclaimed feature documentaries, including: Donald Brittain Gemini winner Tiger Spirit, Hot Docs Best Canadian Feature winner Hogtown, Gemini nominated El Contrato and Canadian Screen Award winner, The Real Inglorious Bastards.

Lee is a recipient of numerous awards, including the Cesar E. Chavez Black Eagle Award, and the Alanis Obomsawin Award for Commitment to Community and Resistance. Canada’s oldest labour arts festival, Mayworks, has named the Min Sook Lee Labour Arts Award in her honour.

Lee’s most recent feature, Migrant Dreams tells the undertold story of migrant workers struggling against Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) that treats foreign workers as modern-day indentured labourers. In 2017, Migrant Dreams garnered the prestigious Canadian Hillman Prize which honours journalists whose work identifies important social and economic issues in Canada.

Lee is an Assistant Professor at OCAD University, her area of research and practice focuses on the critical intersections of art+social change in labour, border politics, migration and social justice movements.

Co-hosted by: UBC School of Social Work, United Nations Association in Canada – Vancouver Branch, the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, MOSAIC BC.