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Revisiting Montreal’s Diversities

Bringing an array of disciplinary perspectives (sociology, history, literature)  to bear on Montreal neighbourhoods, this group will focus on five case studies:  Parc Extension; Saint-Henri; Montréal-Nord; Côte-des-Neiges and Longueuil. Interested faculty members from Concordia as well as students will be invited to join in neighbourhood visits and meetings. The project aims to connect academics, community organizers, and citizens to start a three-way conversation that can lead to greater knowledge, insights, data, and richer narratives. The second objective is to constitute a bank of iconographic, oral, and written documents that different communities can tap into and continue to enrich. Finally, the group will contribute to events during the 375th anniversary of Montreal—including contributing to a monthly feature on neighbourhoods in the Journal de Montréal. 


Sherry Simon, Dép. d’études françaises,

Jean-Philippe Warren, Sociology and Anthropology,

Steven High, History and Oral History Centre,

Montreal Diversity Walking Group Montreal Diversity Walking Group

How are Montreal’s neighbourhoods changing and how are these changes understood by Montrealers? Who speaks and who’s heard when talking about ethnic and cultural diversity in the city? Are some diversities less threatening than others?

19h00-21h00 Tuesday April 11
@ UNIA (Universal Negro Improvement Association) Liberty Hall, 2741 Notre-Dame Ouest.

Are you interested in Montreal's black history? How about the history of Little Burgundy? You are invited to come out to the public launch of the NCC Archives. For the past three months, history students enrolled in the 300-level Telling Stories course have been delving into the 100 boxes of material salvaged years after the NCC closed abruptly in 1989. Working in partnership with the Concordia Library, and as part of the CISSC Working Group on Montreal Neighbourhoods and the Right to the City Initiative,  the resulting research-creation projects will be showcased as will the memories of former NCC activists. Come out to learn more! Everyone welcome.

The event is being hosted by the Universal Negro Improvement Association's Liberty Hall, the same branch that produced Louise Langdon - the mother of Malcolm X.


"Park-Ex on Screen"
an afternoon of feature and documentary films
Feb. 8, H-341, 12h-17h

The Mapping Diversity in Montréal CISSC Work Group presents "Park-Ex on Screen," an afternoon of feature and documentary films on the cultural history and diversity of Park-Extension. 

Gregorio has booked the seminar room at the Moving Image Resource Centre (MIRC) located in H-341 on Wednesday, 8 February from 12h-17h. The room accommodates only about 10 people, so it would have to be a similar size our Park-Ex tour. Tony Asimakopoulos, a Concordia alumnus, and director of A Walk in Park-Ex will be in attendance. The film is in post-production, but he'll be happy to discuss it.

The film list is:
Seducing Maarya (2000) dir. Hunt Hoe
Cricket and Park-Ex (2016) dir. Garry Beitel
futur, pas sûr (2015) dir. RIDM

Gregorio may also show a few additional short clips he's found. 


Please email Gregorio ( if you plan to attend. 

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