STORIES OF OURS: TALES OF IMMIGRATION
Date: April 30, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Centre for Social Innovation Regent Park (3rd floor Lounge), 585 Dundas St East
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Join us for an evening of stories told by a multi-generational, multi-cultural line up of six amazing storytellers who will share true, personal stories that touch on the theme of immigration. Their story might be their own journey, a story of a parent or grandparent, or even an epic folk tale from their culture - who knows?
Stories of Ours aims to provide a safe, comfortable environment to share the stories of our lives and journeys from a multitude of cultures, ages, and voices. It aims to explore what can happen when shares stories, vulnerabilities, and strengths are brought into one space, moving towards a culture of inclusivity and away from focusing solely on exclusivity.
Toronto is a city of immigrants, and yet there are still many physical and ideological barriers preventing true integration between us all. We tend to cluster in our city, in areas, thoughts, and in habits.
Storytelling is the way to bridge the divides that naturally settle upon us - to create solidarity and understanding between us as a people instead of groups, uncover hidden and maybe even surprising connections. The challenges and successes of my Korean parents may mirror those of your Pakistani, Jamaican, or Peruvian families. Let's explore together.
This is a free, casual evening taking place on the 3rd floor of the Daniels Spectrum building in Regent Park where the Centre for Social Innovation has a home, at 585 Dundas St. East. You can get here on the College or Dundas Streetcars - just get off at Sackville - or the 65 Parliament bus - just walk a bit east from Dundas.
There is $5 underground parking, accessible from Dundas.
Bring your own snack, mug for tea, cushion for cuddles, and open heart.
April 29, 2015
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