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ROCHAT, Désirée

 

PhD student,  Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University

A community worker and educator, Désirée has had the chance to learn from Montreal youth and other community workers for more than 15 years. She is interested in stories and histories of community organizing and their educational potential. In the last years, she planned and coordinated a project to produce popular education material on the history of Caribbean communities in Quebec: “Histoire et culture de la diaspora caribéenne au Québec: préparation d’outils éducatifs pour les intervenants jeunesse communautaires (2012-2014). https://caribbeanquebec.com/
She was also the Montreal field coordinator for the MapCollab research project (2013-2017) where youth from St-Michel and Little Burgundy created audiovisual clips on their experiences of their neighbourhood. http://mapcollab.org/

Mémoires et histoires d’éducation communautaire : retracer 40 ans d’histoire à travers les archives de La Maison d’Haïti

She is currently involved with different community archives project to retrace and preserve histories of organizing and mobilization by different Montreal groups. One of these projects is a collaboration with La Maison d’Haïti, a community-based organization, where she is coordinating their archives project. One of the objectives is to use oral histories to document and build the archive. This project -- which is also related to her PhD research -- is a collaboration between the organization and volunteers including COHDS Archivist Kristen Young.


 

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