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Simone Lucas – Video Editor

Simone Lucas is a video artist, educator and community activist based in Tio’tia:ke/Montréal. She holds a master’s degree in Media Studies from Concordia University with scholarships from the Fonds de Recherches Societé et Culture and The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Her thesis project was a medium-length non-fiction film: a self-portrait exploring the topic of female friendship through the weaving of personal correspondence, contemporary dance and collaborative soundscapes. Simone is actively involved in investigating and creating relationships between educational institutions, grassroots organizations and contiguous Montréal arts communities. She is currently employed as a video technician and workshop coordinator at the Concordia Feminist Media Studio and is also working as a professional consultant for a forthcoming Critical Disability and Media Lab at Concordia University.

Sandra Mouafo

Sandra Mouafo – Assistant Project Manager

Sandra Mouafo is pursuing a bachelor’s in Sociology with a Minor in Diversity and the Contemporary World at Concordia University. Sandra is a second-generation Cameroonian Canadian who has lived in Europe and faced many challenges around her race and overall identity throughout her life. For this reason, she found it important to address those issues in all spheres she partakes in.

Her role as an intern in the Anti-Racist Pedagogy Project is in line with her belief in equity and open dialogue, especially when it pertains to race and ethnicity. Through this role, she partakes in the making and editing of videos, explores the impact of media content in regards to race and race relations, and employs various anticolonial pedagogy techniques to develop anti-racist content centered around social justice and social equity.

As a queer woman of color, Sandra finds meaning in work focused around intersectionality. She wants to be part of creating mutualistic learning environments in which everyone feels safe to be and express themselves authentically. She is ardent about the importance of literature in the expansion of our understanding of race and its many intersections and writes about those topics on her blog and through her involvement in different Black initiatives. Her personal experiences have shown her the value of sharing stories, including our own, and speaking up against injustice in favor of equity.

Muhammad Nour-Elkhairy

Muhammad Nour-Elkhairy – Lead Video Editor

Muhammad Nour-Elkhairy is a Palestinian filmmaker, video artist, film programmer and editor from Jordan. Currently based in Montreal, he is a graduate from the MFA in Studio Arts: Film Production at Concordia University. His work has screened in several galleries and film festivals. It explores political, economic, and social power relations, how they manifest in the daily lives of individuals, and how they are maintained and mediated through moving images.

Barbara Saldana

Barbara Saldana – Assistant Project Manager

A Mexican immigrant and single parent, Barbara Saldana is interested in social justice initiatives, grassroots movements and organizations, and decolonial and communitarian feminism. She is pursuing a bachelor's degree in Women’s Studies and two minors, Human Rights and Diversity and the Contemporary World at Concordia University.

As an intern with the Anti-Racist Pedagogy Project, Saldana analyzes media content, curates videos, conducts research and applies anticolonial pedagogy techniques centred on producing social justice and anti-racist narratives and content.

As a racialized person, Saldana is passionate about creating safe spaces and awareness of the realities that diverse people encounter. She says this can be achieved by sharing personal stories and perspectives; thus informing and educating outside the colonial narratives. She has organized various workshops for non-profit organizations and is developing a social media project called “Mothering together” which aims to support BIPOC moms and caregivers.

Project Supervisor

Kimberley Manning

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