Public talk: "Working-class women’s activism, the right to the city, and intergenerational storytelling"
Dr Cynthia Hammond, Professor of Art History and Lead Co-Director of the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, will speak about the Right to the City pedagogical initiative (2014-17), which focused on Pointe-St-Charles, one of Montreal's most important post-industrial neighbourhoods. Using oral history, the expertise of local residents, and the physical environment of the neighbourhood itself, students learned first-hand about the local history of activism and resilience, much of it led by working-class women. These women organized around issues of education, housing, and access to food, and in the process developed a feminist consciousness that was specific to this neighbourhood. The lecture will explore how, in particular, working-class women played a central (but often forgotten) role in preserving the built environment of the Pointe - today one of its most important forms of heritage. This lecture is part of Vanier College's events for International Women's week.
When: Tues. Mar. 5th, 2019, 4-5:15pm
Where: Vanier College Auditorium (A-103), 865 Sainte-Croix (Montreal)
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865 Sainte-Croix, Montreal