Quebec on the Move interactive exhibit launches this month
Quebec on the Move is a traveling art exhibit organized by the Centre for Community Organizations (COCo) and funded by Canadian Heritage. The exhibit will explore the subject of social movements and Quebec’s English-speaking communities and include video segments of 22 contemporary community organizers in conversation with each other.
It will be on display at :
The Centennial Theatre at Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke from February 17 to March 2, 2015;
Concordia University’s library atrium in Montreal from March 3 to 18, 2015;
and the Morrin Centre in Quebec City from March 23 to 28, 2015.
The interviewers and interviewees are all connected to Quebec’s official language minority communities, that is, the various English-speaking communities around the province. An important project finding was that many participants work not only in English, but also other minority languages, including sign languages, as well as French. Quebec on the Move! is a document of their interviews, creating a unique history of important social movements in relation to Quebec language minority communities from 1960 to present.
Audiences will be invited to reflect upon the meaning of being active citizens in their day-to-day lives through being brought into the stories of others: What does being engaged in Quebec look like? What are the issues that spur individuals to take action? What advice would these leaders give to young Quebecois about becoming involved in community?
Each stop will be celebrated with a launch, which will be a time for participants, partners, academics, historians and interested citizens to join the discussion on Quebec’s social movements.
View our main project page here.
View the Quebec on the Move participant biographies here.