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Register for the Fires of Resistance Youth Activism Conference brought to you be Council of Agencies Serving South Asians. Email nadia@cassa.on.ca to reserve a spot for you. The conference is free of charge!

Register for the Fires of Resistance Youth Activism Conference brought to you be Council of Agencies Serving South Asians. Email nadia@cassa.on.ca to reserve a spot for you. The conference is free of charge!

Creative Art Competition for Young South Asian Women

Generations of change:

A Creative Art Competition for Young South Asian Women

Brought to you by CASSA’s South Asian Women’s Action Collective

http://www.sawac.ca/

SAWAC invites you to submit your work for a competition for young writers and artists, aimed at offering South Asian women between the ages of 15-30, the opportunity to engage with issues related to gender-based violence, showcase their work, and ultimately, be part of a movement to bring about positive social change in their communities.

Selected submissions will be published in Generations of Change: Youth Art Exhibition 2012. Four entries will be selected for cash awards.  

Eligibility: Any self-identified South Asianwoman, between the ages of 15-30

 Contest Guidelines:

  • Acceptable submissions include written work (poems, short stories, essays) and visual art (paintings, drawings, graphic designs)
  • Word limit for written work: maximum of 1500 words
  • The following information must be submitted with each entry: title of artwork, artist’s full name and contact information

Closing Date: May 31, 2012

Submit your entry to:

hadia@cassa.on.ca or

SAWAC’s Young Artists Competition

2401 Eglinton Ave E., Suite 212

M1K 2N8, Toronto, ON 

For more information, contact:

Hadia Akhtar, Youth Engagement Coordinator

No: 416-932-1359 x11

Project Background:

This competition is part of SAWAC’s Generations of Change project.

SAWAC works with women in the Scarborough-area to come up with creative strategies to end systemic and domestic violence against women. SAWAC`s first project, Generations of Change is a three-year project, funded by the City of Toronto, aimed at mobilizing young South Asian women to become leaders in the struggle against violence against women in their communities.

Sisters Spotlight: Deb Singh

Deb Singh

Deb is a warrior feminist activist. As a settler on TurtleIsland and as a queer, working class, woman of colour, she believes the acts of resistance and love are all part of the rent she pays to be on the planet. deb is an artist, an amateur chef and cat lover. Her greatest achievements include being the staff coordinator of Take Back the Night, being a professional listener and supporting our various communities in various ways.


South Asian Women’s Action Collective works with self-identified women in the Scarborough-area to come up with creative strategies to end systemic and domestic Violence Against Women (VAW). We are a working group under the Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA).