The Book Project Collective

The Book Project Collective encompasses women from diverse cultural, linguistic, religious backgrounds and national origins who share a passionate commitment to the community of immigrant and racialized women in Canada. It formed around a shared purpose – to help those whose voices are muted, those who are differentiated as racialized others and labeled “visible minority,” “newcomer,” and “woman of colour” articulate their life stories.

Rashmi Luther is a retired academic (Carleton University) who continues to be engaged in community-based social justice activities, especially those concerning immigrants and racialized communities.

Dr. Vanaja Dhruvarajan is an adjunct professor at Carleton University, Canada who has done research, and written a number of books and articles on racialized women.

Ikram Jama is an educator, and an activist who is committed to contributing to the creation of an accepting and inclusive community.

Yumi Kotani is a committed practitioner of equity and inclusion for all, who is inspired by the sheer beauty of human diversity.

Dr. Monia Mazigh is an author and a human rights advocate.

Dr. Peruvemba S. Jaya is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Ottawa, researching immigrant women’s issues and experiences.

Lucya Spencer is an educator and community advocate who continues to work towards influencing change.