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Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling
1400 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, LB-1042, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8
Speaker: Zeina Ismail-Allouche
This workshop will explore how to plan social mobilization/advocacy campaigns in support for social justice issues while incorporating oral history as a main methodology to document stories of marginalization and oppression. It will offer a combination of participatory exercises and case studies that will allow a critical examination of the role of oral history in social mobilization and the related ethical concerns. In groups, the participants will develop “SMART” strategic planning models tackling social justice issues of their choices.
Zeina Ismail-Allouche has an extensive experience of working with UNICEF and many international NGOs in advocating for the rights of marginalized groups. She founded an NGO calling for the right to origins for victims of illegal adoption and those forced to separate from their biological families through placement into institutional care. Originally from Lebanon, Zeina holds a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master’s in Public Health. She is currently pursuing Individualized PHD studies focusing on adoption in the light of the forced separation of Indigenous peoples in Canada.
Register here: storytelling.concordia.ca/events/oral-history-and-social-mobilization