Minority Language Social Movements Exhibit in Québec City

Minority Language Social Movements Exhibit in Québec City

Quebec City (Quebec) 17 March 2015 – From March 26 to 28, 2015, the Morrin Centre will host Quebec on the Move, a traveling exhibit exploring Québec social movements in the official language minority communities. The installation’s central piece is a 20-minute video featuring highlights from interviews of 22 social leaders and community builders. This initiative is led by the Centre for Community Organizations (COCo) and made possible by the Government of Canada, Quadriscan, the Morrin Centre and Centre interuniversitaire d’études québécoises (CIEQ).

To give you a taste, here are a few themes presented by our participants. William Dere shares with Parker Mah his engagement in the Chinese Head Tax redress movement. Manuel Johnson and John Bradley discuss issues of social housing and healthcare accessibility in Montreal. Pamela Witcher, interviewed by Daz Saunders, exposes the struggles of the American Sign Language and Langue des Signes Québécoise communities in Quebec. A launch of the exhibit will take place on Friday, March 27 for a 5-à-7. This event will be part of the international conference Ambiguous Encounters: Anglophone-Francophone Relations in Quebec, from the Conquest to the Quiet Revolution organized by the Centre interuniversitaire d’études québécoises (CIEQ).

Quebec on the Move creates a unique history of important social movements within Québec minority language communities from 1960 to present. It will invite audiences to reflect upon the meaning of being active citizens in their day-to-day lives.

Québec is the third stop of Quebec on the Move. It was also presented in Sherbrooke (February 17-March 2 – Bishop’s University) and in Montréal (March 4-18 – Concordia University). For more information on the program, visit Quebec on the Move’s page at www.coco-net.org/quebeconthemove.

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