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Oral history through Lego


Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 12:00 to 14:00
Zeina Ismail-Allouche

During this workshop, I will be sharing an Oral History project that was implemented with youth without parental care in the UAE between 2007 and 2013. The project came in the context of a participatory process to reform alternative care in the Middle East. The workshop will be exploring the importance of this Oral History project in establishing a shared platform for a change process. Using Lego for implementing an Oral History project will be discussed through displaying the model that was created by youth during the reform process. Participants are invited to bring in Lego blocks to add a practical component to the workshop.

Zeina Ismail-Allouche has an extensive experience of working with UNICEF and many international NGOs in advocating for the rights of marginalized groups. She founded an NGO calling for the right to origins for victims of illegal adoption and those forced to separate from their biological families through placement into institutional care. Originally from Lebanon, Zeina holds a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master's in Public Health. She is currently pursuing Individualized PHD studies focusing on adoption in the light of the forced separation of Indigenous peoples in Canada.

LB-1019, 1400 de Maisonneuve West, Montreal, QC

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