CounterMemories: The Challenge of Restorative Justice Practices

April 27– May 2, 2013

LB 671.10, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd W.
Montreal, QC


Co-sponsored by CEREV, The Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, and the Chaire de Recherche du Canada en mondialisation, citoyenneté er démocratie, QUAM.

The art exhibition CounterMemories highlights the Montreal based
immigrant artists Mona Sharma and Khadija Baker in the exhibition from
Dr. Jill Strauss‘ Fulbright project in Montreal this year. The artists, one Kurdish Syrian and the other South Asian, use their art to raise issues
about current conflicts, displacement, and memories of marginalized

For this exhibition, Khadija Baker has created an installation
and performance on the ongoing Syrian civil war. Mona Sharma uses
narratives for this ongoing series of graphic drawings that examine
various historical and cultural contexts where the definition of justice
has been stretched.

Center for Ethnographic Research and Exhibition in the Aftermath of Violence