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Black Mental Wellness Week: Resilience Theatre led by Lisa Ndejuru

Date & time

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.


Lisa Ndejuru




J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W. Room LB 1042

Wheelchair accessible



Where is there movement & energy? Many of us feel over-whelmed, over worked, anxious, vulnerable, and constantly on the verge of burning out. Where are we stuck? Where is there movement. In this session we'll play together, and share our stories. The practice allows us to listen to our bodies’ intelligence, care for each other, and play. Resilience theatre is informed by Social Presencing Theatre, Playback Theatre, Rainbow of desire practice and Moreno psychodrama. Each session we’ll explore our challenge through movement and storytelling. By giving shape to what makes us feel stuck, we can also engage with where movement begins.

About Lisa Ndejuru

Born in Rwanda, Lisa Ndejuru (she/her) is a daughter of the bega clan. Her family fled to Germany when she was very young and migrated to turtle island a decade later. They settled in Tiohtiá:ke (Montreal) where Lisa has served the Rwandan diaspora for over 20 years. Her PhD explores silences and tensions, stories of trauma and displacement and hopes to contribute to « extending the rafters ». Lisa is a psychotherapist, and a psychodramatist. Her work with oral history, archives, storytelling and play aims for individual and collective meaning-making and empowerment in the aftermath of large-scale political violence.

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