Upcoming Events

Margaret Lowe Benston Lecture Series for 
Social Justice presents:

A performance of Bharata Natyam with a special segment on Nobel-laureate Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore


Arno Kamolika

September 15, Friday
7 pm to 9 pm

Venue:  SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
Room: Theatre HC 1900

Nearest sky train station: Waterfront

Admission: Free (first come, first service)
Door Open: 6:30 pm

Supported by Vancouver Tagore Society

Arno began her early training in Indian classical dance (Bharata Natyam and Manipuri) from Chhayanaut, the premier cultural organization in Bangladesh, at the age of six. She completed her diploma in Dance in 2002, at the top of the graduating class. After moving to Vancouver in 2009, Arno, a graduate in Architecture, has continued her advanced training in Bharata Natyam under Jai Govinda, the artistic director of Mandala Arts and Culture in Vancouver. Arno’s rich repertoires of performances have taken her across the globe at various festivals in USA, Germany, India and Bangladesh. She has received the “Distinguished Dancer Award 2012” from Writers International Network, Vancouver for her contribution to the community as a dancer.

Canada 150 Conference on Migration of Bengalis

September 16 , 2017 Saturday at SFU Harbour Centre
September 17, 2017 Sunday at UBC Institute of Asian Research

Time: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

A two-day conference to examine and document the history, settlement patterns and contributions of Bengalis to Canada, and BC in particular

Funded by:
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Canada | Faculty of Arts and
Social Sciences (FASS) Dean Office, SFU | Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s
Studies (GSWS), SFU | Centre for India and South Asia Research (CISAR), UBC | Dr. Hari Sharma Foundation | David Lam Centre, SFU |Institute for the Humanities, SFU
Departments of History, and Sociology and Anthropology, SFU | School of
International Studies, SFU | An anonymous donor

Dr. Habiba Zaman, Professor, SFU GSWS
Dr. Sanzida Habib, Research Associate, UBC CISAR

Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Tania Das Gupta and Dr. C. Emdad Haque

Paper presentations by speakers from both academia and the community at sessions on
Migration and Settlement of Bengalis: History, Demography, Religion, and Health
Issues | Gender, Culture, Family, and Work: Stories of Migration | Multiculturalism, Bengali
Organizations, and Social Justice Issues | Canadian Bengali Youths: Identity, Social,
Cultural, and Family Life | Concurrent Roundtable Discussion with community members
on topics of Migration, Settlement Experience and Community Service;
Multiculturalism, Diversity, Activism, and Social Justice

To register for:
• September 16 at SFU Vancouver please click on
"Canada 150 Conference on Migration of Bengalis" at sfu.ca/reserve
• September 17 at UBC please email gswsmgr@sfu.ca

We acknowledge that the conference is taking place on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

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