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Fringe Festival Play highlights stories of Hamilton's immigrant women

Local professor's play receives outstanding reviews. Mirna Carranza McMaster School of Social Work’s "We Are Not the Others" tells real stories of Hamilton immigrants.

Jul 13, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Carranza and her team for receiving outstanding reviews at this year's Hamilton Fringe Festival, including a piece by Rossen Lee in Raise the Hammer and a Reviewer's Pick from Allison M. Jones in VIEW magazine (pages 10-11).
"We Are Not the Others" is rooted on the findings of a two year research project, conducted with immigrant women to Hamilton by Dr. Carranza from the School of Social Work at McMaster University & funded by the Hamilton Community Foundation. "We are not the others" is a creative collaboration between Dr. Carranza and playwright Izad Etemandi. It uses the women's real expressions to describe their experiences of immigration, trauma, losses, resiliency, and hopes for a better life in Canada. 
"Immigration has been a part of the history of humanity. We need to embrace it, rather than fear it" -Dr. Carranza
Read the article by Samantha Craggs, CBC News.
We Are Not the Others
Venue: Mills Hardware, 95 King St. E.
  • July 21: 8:30 p.m.
  • July 23: 3 p.m.
  • July 24: 6 p.m.
  • July 26: 8 p.m.
  • July 28: 6 p.m.
  • July 29: 8:30 p.m.
  • July 30: 3:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10 (plus a $5 Fringe backer button) and can be purchased through the Hamilton Fringe Festival website 
samantha.craggs@cbc.ca | @SamCraggsCBC