April 11, 2014

CEREV Exhibition Lab
Room LB-671.00
J.W. McConnell Library Building, Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd W.
Montreal, QC, Canada H3G 1M8

9:45-10:00       Registration

10:00-10:30     Welcome and Introductions

refreshments will be served

  • Monica Eileen Patterson (CEREV, Concordia University), Convener

10:30-12:00     Panel 1: Trauma, Resilience, and Self-Expression

  • Fatima Khan (Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University): Examining children’s drawings as an avenue for self-expression and psychosocial wellbeing in post-conflict and post-disaster zones
  •  Jenny Doubt (CEREV, Concordia University): Analyzing visual art created by South African HIV/AIDS orphans
  • Claudia Mitchell (Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University): Children and housing in several Nairobi slums: Tools and methods for interpreting, with children, their drawings on safety, security and well-being

12:00-1:00       Lunch

  • Lunch will be served across the street at Kafein, 1429A Rue Bishop. The large table in the downstairs portion of the café has been reserved for symposium participants.

1:00-2:30         Panel 2: History, Memory, and Identity

  • Ehaab Abdou (Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University): Drawing as a tool for understanding student identity and sense of citizenship in Egypt
  • Casey Burkholder (Education Studies, McGill University): Using storyboarding to explore notions of self, belonging and citizenship with Hong Kong’s non-Chinese speaking youth
  • Cynthia E. Milton (CRC Latin American History, Université de Montréal): Children’s truth-telling in post-Shining Path Peru

2:30-2:45         Break

2:45-4:15         Panel 3: Engaging Communities

  • Ryan Trudeau (Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University): Visual methods and empowering Haiti’s youth with leadership through education and action: Investigating their perspectives and lived experiences
  • Monica Eileen Patterson (CEREV, Concordia University): Reanimating Children’s Drawings from Apartheid South Africa
  • Andrea Walsh (Anthropology, University of Victoria): To reunite, to honour, to witness: Paintings from the Alberni Indian Residential School

4:15-4:30         Break

4:30- 5:30        Closing Roundtable and Reflections

  • Claudia Mitchell (Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University)
  • Monica Eileen Patterson (CEREV, Concordia University)
  • Ann Smith (English Literature, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and McGill University)
  • Andrea Walsh (Anthropology, University of Victoria)

5:30-6:00         Exit Interviews