March 22, 2012: Montreal Life Stories Rencontres

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Montreal Life Stories  Equitas is proud to be a part of the Montreal Life Stories Project. Based at Concordia University, the Life Stories of Montrealers Displaced by War, Genocide, and other Human Rights Violations is a community-university research alliance which involving a team of more than 150 people and 18 partner organizations.   This oral history project explored Montrealers’ experiences and memories of mass violence and displacement. A team of both university and community-based researchers recorded life story interviews with more than 500 Montreal residents over the course of the last five years. Those interviewed have been displaced by mass violence, ranging from the Holocaust to the Rwandan and Cambodian genocides, to political violence in Haiti, Latin America and South Asia. Interviews were also conducted with participants of Equitas’ International Human Rights training program who explained what led them to work in the promotion of human rights To pay tribute to these interviews, Montreal Life Stories Rencontres, which will take place at various locations throughout, the city of Montreal during the month of March 2012. The Rencontres will include: an international academic conference, a press conference, exhibitions, a multimedia installation, round table discussions, various artistic displays and performances and workshops. For more information visit the Website:

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