Changes to the Calendar

Not Without my Nutgrinder time change

The cooking class entitled Not Without my Nutgrinder will now be taking place at 1pm.

The class will take place in room 3.40 at the institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec, Room 3.40.

Language: French and English
Date: March 26th, 2012
Time: 1pm
Location: Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec, Room 3.40
3535, rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, H2X 3P1

** Important Change in Venue **

Due to the unexpected closure of Concordia University on Thursday March 22nd, the event entitled "Oral History in the Aftermath of Mass Violence" will no longer be taking place at the Hall Building, but has been moved to the Monument National. See below for more details:

**Those wishing to attend must email Ozren Stambuk to confirm their attendance:

Event: Oral History in the Aftermath of Mass Violence
Date: Thursday March 22nd, 2012
Time: 9:00AM
Venue: Monument National, 1182 St-Laurent, H2X 2S5

Une Fleur dans le Fleuve

An additional date will be added for people to join in on the audiotour entitled Une Fleur dans le Fleuve, this Saturday March 24th.

Click here for more details regarding the audiowalk, including a map of the route.

For the Facebook event invite, click here.

Event: Une Fleur dans le Fleuve - Audiowalk
Language: French
Date: Saturday March 24th
Time: 5:30pm
Venue: Berri-UQAM Metro (corner of Berri and St-Catherines)

Conference Opening for 'Beyond Testimony and Trauma': March 22nd

Persons who wish to attend the Callixte Kabayiza and Romeo Dallaire talk must print their tickets from the BaNQ website in order to receive priority seating. These tickets are FREE. Once printed, please bring these tickets with you to the event. Seats are not guaranteed to those without tickets. Those arriving without a ticket will only be permitted to enter the auditorium after all those with tickets have been seated. To print your tickets please visit the BAnQ's website at:

Discussion-Forum based on a listening of the Cambodian Working Group's Interviews: March 11th

The Cambodian Discussion-Forum will now start at 1pm, rather than at at 2pm.

Not Without my Nutgrinder

Food brings us together; one shared plate can produce countless moments and memories. The 'Not Without My Nut Grinder' project aims to collect recipes and kitchen stories from first and second generation immigrants in Montreal in a video series format. This unique and TASTY hands-on cooking workshop is a chance for the project's interviewees to demonstrate some delicious, traditional Sephardic dishes while telling stories and speaking on themes of identity, tradition, and how they (and their recipes) have adapted as new immigrants.

Not Without my Nutgrinder will cost $25 per participant, and will include the purchase of a chef's hat and apron from the Institut de Tourisme et d'hôtellerie du Québec.

There are only 20 spaces available, and is on a first come, first served basis via an RSVP. To RSVP for this event, email your name and contact information to

Language: French and English
Date: 26 mars 2012
Time: 2pm
Location: Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec,
3535, rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, H2X 3P1


In dialogue with the ensembleMarch 14th Event Sponsored by the Life Stories of Montrealers Disaplaced by War, Genocide and other Human Rights Project"Voices of the 1.5 Generation" is a three-month artist in residency project which explores the personal and collective narratives and plural identities of 8 participants in the context of being Khmer (Cambodian) in Montreal through oral history performance.

Project leaders Paul Tom (filmmaker) and Chantria Tram (workshop facilitator/actor) will present excerpts of their respective works, as well as share their reflections on the residency project thus far and where they see it going as it approaches its final outcome in April. Participants may also share pieces of their work.

When Recent Events Recall Past Memories - A roundtable discussion and film screenings: March 10th

As part of the Rencontres, on Saturday, March 10, 2012, the Haitian Working Group has organised a day that will include a film screening and a discussion forum. This event will focus on the theme: When Recent Events Recall Past Memories.

After viewing the film L'homme sur les quais (01:41) by Raoul Peck (1992), and a video from a survivor of a Duvalier prison, those in attendance will be invited to reflect around and beyond the experience of fear, both individually and collectively, that can be born out of a politically violent context. This reflective process will help to build a greater understanding in regards to the history of Haitians who have come to live in Montreal.

Several people from the Haitian community who participated in the project will be present to testify about their experiences and will be invited to comment on how the film resonates with them. Everyone present at the event will also be invited to participate and share their experiences with the assembled public.

Jan J. Dominique, a spokesman from the Comité contre l'impunité et pour la justice en Haïti, will discuss the consequences of the return of Jean-Claude Duvalier to Haiti following the earthquake of January 12, 2010 and will explore the relationship between fear and impunity.

In conjunction with this screening and discussion forum, in the space adjacent to the cinema, you can admire paintings by artist Marie-Denise Douyon, and an exhibition of photographs of the Duvalier era selected by CIDIHCA.

Many books about this period in history will also be on sale at this event.