YEAR 5 (2011‐2012)
During the last year of the Montreal Life Stories project, several community outreach activities will be organized in order to share the results of this project with the general Montreal public. These include: an international conference, public events, artistic performances (theatrical, film screenings), a media campaign, exhibits, training workshops and other activities.

In addition to the usual internship positions, we have 3 new positions for Fall 2011 and Winter 2012:


A CKUT 90.3 FM cette semaine … / This week on CKUT 90.3 FM

Ecoutez jeudi le 2 juin à 7h05: une entrevue avec Catherine Charlebois du Centre d’Histoire de Montreal sur les cliniques de mémoire, produite par Caroline Raimbault, étudiante de maitrise en histoire.

Listen Friday at 8:15 AM: an interview with Anne-Marie Morin-Dion, interviewer with the Holocaust and Other Persecutions of Jews Working Group. Philip Hamon asks her how one can prepare for, deal with and learn from hearing someone's life story.

"Curating Difficult Knowledge" Seminar

On April 14th students from Erica Lehrer‘s advanced public history seminar Curating Difficult Knowledge, which was co-facilitated by postdoctoral fellow Monica Eileen Patterson, presented their final curatorial projects.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - Artist in Residence Program 2011-2012

The Artist in Residence (AIR) program will provide artist stipends of up to $8,000 per year through annual competition in 2009-2010, 2010-2011, and 2011-12. Funds may be allocated to one or more projects in each year at the discretion of our Adjudication Committee. The AIR program is an initiative of the Oral History and Performance (OHP) working group—one of seven research clusters comprising the Life Stories of Montrealers Displaced by War, Genocide, and Other Human Rights Violations.”

Nolsina Yim and Marita Arnold speak about Cambodian colloquium on CKUT 90.3 FM

Tune into CKUT 90.3 FM this week, to hear interviews with Nolsina Yim and Marita Arnold, members of the Cambodian Working Group, about the international colloquium Cambodia from then to now: memory and plural identities in the aftermath of genocide taking place May 5, 6, and 7 at Concordia University in Montreal.

A live French-language interview with Nolsina Yim will take place Monday, May 2 at 5 PM on the news program, En Profondeur,
and will be re-broadcast Thursday, May 5, at 7:10 AM on Lendemain de Veille.

Long Term Memory Radio

Tune into CKUT 90.3 FM this Wednesday, April 20, from 5 and 6 PM, to hear a special edition of Off the Hour: Long Term Memory Radio on the 17th commemoration of the genocide of the Tutsis in Rwanda. Interviews with members of PAGE-Rwanda and Life Stories Montreal, produced by Sandra and Stéphanie Gasana, in collaboration with Courtney Kirkby.

And then, this Friday, April 22 at 8:15 AM, an interview with Montreal-based Kurdish artist Khadija Baker, about her
piece, My Little Voice Can’t Lie, part of the [in-tur-pri-tey-shunz] exhibit taking place at Concordia’s FOFA gallery

Using Objects of Tolerance to Teach Tolerance: An interview with Dr. David Pilgrim

Tune into CKUT 90.3 FM this Monday, March 28 at 8:40 AM to hear an interview with Dr. David Pilgrim, founding director of the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia in Big Rapids Michigan, about the genesis of his 9,000 piece collection of racist artifacts. He was interviewed by Monica Eileen Patterson, post-doctoral fellow at the Centre for Ethnographic Research in the Aftermath of Violence, which is based at Concordia University. Dr. Pilgrim was recently invited by CEREV to speak in their Current Issues in Museums, Heritage and Public Cultural Work series.

Singer-songwriter AliSepu tells his story

Tune into CKUT 90.3 FM this Monday, March 14 at 8:40 am to hear from local Chilean-Montrealer singer/songwriter AliSepu. You will hear interview excerpts from his life story interview, in which he discusses a return to his roots and the discovery that he doesn’t completely fit in. Interspersed is original music from local artists of different backgrounds (Haiti, Chile, Argentina, Algeria and France), sketches for the songs for his next album.

Sandra Gasana presents the Montreal Life Stories Project at Endicott College

On February 23, Sandra Gasana, interview coordinator of the Rwandan working group, was invited to present the Montreal Life Stories Project at Endicott College, Massachusetts.

Her presentation on the Rwandan working group was warmly welcome by the audience and local newspaper The Salem News published and article about it:

Racines éphémères – Filming your gestures! Volunteers needed!

The *RACINES ÉPHÉMÈRES* Project is an interdisciplinary art project that looks at signs of displacement in gesture and body language. We have analyzed life story interviews with people displaced by war, genocide and human rights abuses and created several works of art from this analysis:

For the third and last phase of this project, matralab will create an interactive video installation *LES GESTES DEPLACÉS*.

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