Good piece on immigrant children’s “lunchbox” moments – when peers see their food, make judgements and comments and how this shapes immigrant children’s identity. It’s US-based, but applicable in Canada too.
“The story of being bullied in the cafeteria for one’s lunch is so ubiquitous that it’s attained a gloss of fictionality. It’s become metonymy for the entire diaspora experience; to be a young immigrant or child of immigrants is to be bullied for your lunch, and vice versa.”
Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto has issued a call for immigrant women of colour to serve as mentors to work with other newcomer women against violence against women. in their Sister2Sister program.
From a recent report, NWST says “Sister2Sister is a leadership development program that is nurturing immigrant women to become advocates and peer supports in their communities for victims of gender violence and domestic abuse”.