“Être soi-même”: un vidéo d’Arc-en-ciel d’Afrique


One of the ways to expand our organizations’ understandings of oppression that came up through our working session was the importance of hearing multiple voices from marginalized groups- so as to avoid the trap of flattening the “gay” experience, the “female” experience, the “black” experience to one thing only.  The importance of remembering that we don’t “know it all,” despite our organizations seeing themselves as progressive, and remembering that learning about other people’s experiences is an ongoing process.  Hearing speakers, going to workshops and watching videos were some suggestions that came up as ways to hear a diversity of experiences within our groups.  Arc-en-ciel d’Afrique, one of the participating organizations for the Portes Ouvertes project, has created a video about the experiences of several of their members about their experiences living and coming out in the black community, which you can see here!:

Arc-en-ciel d’Afrique works with the LGBTQ African and Caribbean communities in Montréal.  They host the Massimadi film festival, as well as running support sessions on issues touching these communities.  To contact them or find out more about their programming visit www.arcencieldafrique.org