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Flash Forward Photovoice Project


Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 12:00 to 14:00
Amina Jalabi

Amina Jalabi will be presenting the Flash Forward Photovoice project, a participatory photography project whose mission is to empower young newcomers from Syria by telling us about their integration process in Canada through photography.

This project is a collaboration between Amina and SINGA Québec, a non-profit organization that fosters social inclusion. Cameras were given to 12 young refugees, who arrived in Canada in February 2016, to document their new life in Canada through their own eyes. Photos were discussed to address different topics, such as going back to school, practicing religion, human rights, language barriers, etc. Amina will be showing photos taken by the participants and explaining the impact the project and its final exhibition had on the participants. Also, one or two participants of the project will give their own testimony of their experience.

Amina Jalabi holds a bachelor degree in Fine Arts, major in Film Animation. She also holds a diploma in both graphic design and digital photography. Amina is currently completing a Masters degree in Art Education at Concordia University in Montreal, and works as a freelance photographer. She was part of the Child Friendly Space team as an art educator, a Montreal City Mission project to help Syrian refugee children integrate in Canadian society. Moreover, she worked as coordinator for a youth leadership program that brings the Jewish and Muslim communities in Montreal together through photography. Her main fields of interest and focus are the arts and their effects on children's academic and social performances.

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