Monday, March 29, 2010

Ceeb Blames 'Violence' on a Continent

I'm a little busy tonight, what with it being Passover and all. So I won't get to go to the CBC "townhall" about violence in the, ahem, "South Asian" community. Here's what it's all about:
This townhall aims to create mutual understanding and awareness of family violence issues in the G.T.A's South Asian communities and break down cultural stereotypes perpetuated by recent high-profile murders of South Asian women in our community.
The discussion will focus on what needs to be done to move forward to address these issues, both within the South Asian communities and in the rest of the city.
Yes, because it's far more important to break down the "stereotypes" about the violence (i.e. how it's perceived by outsiders) than to deal with the violence itself, which is often a function of "cultural" baggage that should have been--but wasn't--left behind when the "South Asians" came here.

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