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Assemblée générale annuelle


Jeudi, octobre 12, 2017 - 11:00 to 14:00
Gracia Dyer Jalea

Assemblée générale annuelle du CHORN et conférence de Gracia Dyer Jalea

CONFÉRENCE (11h - 12h)

Founding Toronto's First Museum of Migration from the Ground Up

*Veuillez noter que cette conférence sera donnée en anglais. La période de questions sera bilingue.

Join Gracia Dyer Jalea, founding executive director, of the Toronto Ward Museum as she talks about the approach the Ward Museum has taken to create an inclusive space where stories of migration to Toronto can be expressed, exchanged and discussed with the hopes of inspiring a more equitable present and future for the lives of newcomers in Toronto. Gracia will speak about the founding of the museum, its guiding principles, partnerships, and ongoing work to establish the organization as a go to destination that is led and which represents the diverse voices of Torontonians. 

À propos de Gracia Dyer Jalea

Gracia is an oral historian, educator, fundraiser and arts and culture professional. Most recently, she was the Programming Director for Friends of the Pan Am Path, working on Toronto’s largest Host City Showcase project for the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. Prior to the Games, she worked for the Montreal Life Stories Project and co-authored  Mapping Memories: Participatory Media, Placed-Based Stories and Refugee Youth. In 2012 she produced the Montreal Life Stories Rencontres, a series of 48 events that took place throughout the city to disseminate the life stories of newcomers and refugees to Quebec. The Rencontres included a year long exhibit at the Centre d’histoire in Montreal.

She is one of the Ward Museum's six founders and the founding executive director of the organization. In less than two years she has build partnerships with community members and over 15 institutional partners across the country, overseen the museum's programming and has presented the museum's work from South Africa to Halifax, in additional to raising funds to help support the museum's work.

She holds a BA in Cultural Studies and World Religions from McGill University and a MA in Media Studies from Concordia University.

This year Gracia received the June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism from Ontario’s Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration for her work on the museum.

ASSEMBLÉE (12h15 - 14h)

Le dîner sera servi avant le début de l'assemblée.

À l'ordre du jour:

  • Présentation de nos nouvelles co-directrices;
  • Présentation du travail complété dans les archives cette année;
  • Rénovations à venir au CHORN;
  • Élection de trois membres du CA (membre principal.e, membre étudiant.e, membre communautaire);
  • Discussion de l'année à venir et du futur du CHORN à long terme.
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