Voices of the Immigrant Workers’ Centre

LB-1019 (sunroom), COHDS 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd W., Montreal, Québec, Canada

with Lauren Laframboise and Stefan Christoff  In 2007, Montreal-based garment manufacturer Lamour prepared to shutter its Canadian production activities, gradually laying off nearly 500 of its employees to circumvent labour legislation that would force the company to pay collective layoff benefits. Over 2007 and 2008, Lamour workers and community organizers at the Immigrant Workers Centre […]

Stories Beyond Borders: Mapping the Imaginative Spaces of Movement and Migration

LB-1019 (sunroom), COHDS 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd W., Montreal, Québec, Canada

with Stéphane Martelly, Maricia Fischer-Souan, and Kelly Norah Drukker English In this panel presentation and discussion, writers and scholars working within the disciplines of oral history, sociology, and creative writing share different approaches to “mapping” stories of movement and migration—from intimate ethnographies to those told within broader communities. What role does place play in the […]

Palates & Passages: Navigating the Intersection of Food and Oral Histories through Migration

LB-1019 (sunroom), COHDS 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd W., Montreal, Québec, Canada

with Cassandra Marsillo, Hannah Pinilla, and Amanda Whittaker English This panel discussion delves into the rich crossing of food history and oral history by exploring the connections between migration, the concept of home, and food narratives. Each of the panelists’ research focus on the storytelling found within the pages of cookbooks, identity and memory formation […]

Gaming & Oral History

LB-1019 (sunroom), COHDS 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd W., Montreal, Québec, Canada

with Carl Therrien, Jonathan Lessard, and Dany Guay-Bélanger English Videogames are a fairly young medium. Emerging as a commercial good in the early 1960s, they have slowly made their way into the mainstream. What was once seen as toys for young boys has become so widespread that many of us have them in our living […]