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Imagining the Past and Remembering the Future Through Poetry and Drama

Date & time
Friday, August 18, 2023
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Registration is closed


This event is free



J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Wheel chair accessible


Join Fadel Jobran-Alsawayfa for a performance based on an autoethnographic research project that he is working on collaboratively with Patrick Leroux, Concordia University. The project aims at exploring how performances based on lived experience can foster understanding and provide an opportunity for meaning-making. 

Fadel will combine drama and poetry in this performance to share his personal story with oppression and injustice as a child who grew up in a country in conflict. 

How can you participate? Join us in person or online by registering for the Zoom Meeting or watching live on YouTube.

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About the Performer

Fadel Jobran-Alsawayfa

Fadel Jobran-Alsawayfa is a visiting scholar at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture, Concordia University. He is assistant professor of education at Bethlehem University, Palestine, a pedagogue and a poet. He teaches courses in drama in education, theatre, play and creativity, language and thought, growth and development of the child, learning theories and arts-based research to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

His research is about helping future teachers and other professionals see themselves as motivated, creative learners who bring about change that is right for the situation and is led by the practitioner. He uses self-reflexive methodologies like self-study, poetic inquiry, autoethnography, drama and narrative inquiry. He is passionate about research and teaching methods that are inspired by the arts and use creativity.

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