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ELIZABETH MILLER AND MICHELE LUCHS SPEAK AT BEYOND TRAUMA CONFERENCE ABOUT MAPPING MEMORIES AND THE YOUTH INVOLVED IN THE PROJECT
Developed in collaboration with the Canadian Council for Refugees and Montreal Life Stories, Mapping Memories is a participatory multimedia project that helps youth with refugee experiences create and then share their stories to diverse publics in Montreal.
A major aspect of the project is the Youth Speaking Tour, where young refugees visit schools in Quebec to discuss, among other things, refugee experiences and human rights issues, and to make students aware of the Mapping Memories book and DVD.
“We want to build sensitivity and understanding with students around the area,” Elizabeth Miller said, explaining her Mapping Memories project. Miller is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies.
On March 24, Miller and Michele Luchs presented On Tour With Sensitive Stories, a morning keynote address that was part of the month-long wrap of the project that has come be known as Montreal Life Stories (the full title is Life Stories of Montrealers Displaced by War, Genocide and Other Human Rights Violations).
“The immediacy of a visit is powerful,” said Miller.