The Brown Canada Project is a community-led project which seeks to document, explore and create South Asian histories in Canada. Organized by Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA) and funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, this project has several goals, including: the creation of a comprehensive and participatory website on South Asian histories, stories and realities, with contributions from diverse South Asian communities and focusing in part on memorializing the historical Komagata Maru incident; creation of a dvd, resource booklets and a youth-led play on the Komagata Maru; and hosting several creative writing and digital storytelling workshops relevant to South Asians with differing ethnicities, ages, genders, sexualities and class backgrounds. Submissions to the project will generally be personal stories or personal photographs or they will be collected by community animators facilitating community involvement in the project.
When a submission features an interview, photo, story or other footage of a person other than the Author/Interviewer, that person should be informed of the purpose of the project and consent to the public display of the content online and in print forms. Prior to conducting an interview or obtaining photos from community members, the interviewer/community animator should provide the "Consent to Participate in the Brown Canada Project" form to the interview subject and brief them about the use of their story or photo. The person being interviewed has the right to ask questions, decline to participate and to stop the interview or data collection process at any point. If they agree to participate in the project, the community animator must ask them to sign the "Consent to Participate in the Brown Canada Project" form. The interview subject and the community animator should both keep copies of the form for their personal records.
For more information, please contact Anita Khanna, Brown Canada Project Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416 932 1359 extension 13 with any questions or concerns.
I understand the purpose of the Brown Canada Project and consent to sharing my story/contribution to be recording in written, audio, or visual format. I understand that my contribution will be used to document, create and share South Asian histories in Canada, in multi-media, online or print mediums. I agree that my contribution may be used in archival and/or promotional material for outreach and educational purposes for the Brown Canada Project. I agree that my contribution may be edited and/or otherwise altered by CASSA with my permission.