Opening Gala: Resilience and Triumph – Immigrant Women Tell Their Stories
Facing adversity, isolation, marginalization, patriarchy, and racism, four compelling Canadian voices reveal the strength, inspiration, and resilience that helped them claim their place in a new homeland. This session is funded by ONTARIO 150 and in partnership with Second Story Press and the City of Brampton.
About the book
Resilience and Triumph is a fascinating collection of personal stories from 54 racialized immigrant women who have made Canada their home over the last five decades. Women in their twenties to those in their seventies provide snapshots of their experiences of both welcome and exclusion, and paint a sobering picture of what has been—until now—a buried history. Faced with adversity, isolation, marginalization, patriarchy, and racism, the women outline their struggles, display their courage, and reveal the strength, inspiration, and resourcefulness that have helped them claim their place and make meaningful contributions to the nation.