In this presentation, Deborah Dobbins discusses how telling stories of pioneer African American Canadians can be a catalyst for reconciliation.
In 2016, the Shiloh Centre for Multicultural Roots (SCMR), located in Edmonton, received a grant to document stories of second and third generation African American Canadians whose families migrated from the United States to Alberta and Saskatchewan in the early 20th century.
Content from these interviews was used to create the documentary We Are The Roots. This project opened the door to start a conversation about the experiences of these families and the prejudice and discrimination that they continue to endure.
This presentation was part of the Excellence in Community Programming and Museums Panel at the 11th Canada’s History Forum, Connecting Communities Through History, held on January 27, 2019.
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In this presentation, Jean-Paul Guiard and Sergio Gutiérrez share how they created an event to celebrate the history and cultural vitality of their community.
In this presentation, Sarah Pashagumskum explains how the exhibit Footprints: A Walk Through Generations was curated and developed from a Cree perspective in collaboration with community voices.
In this presentation, Bill Waiser suggests that local history has broad implications for the country as a whole.
In this presentation, Elsbeth Heaman asks, “What can history teach us about how to get along with each other?”
In this presentation, Paul Paterson shares how his Canada 2070 project encouraged student engagement and empathy.
In this presentation, Jean-François Gosselin demonstrates how he linked three dimensions of education: the creative process, the development of historical thought, and the use of technology.
In this presentation, Maxine Hildebrandt and Lisl Gunderman discuss how their cultural exchange provided an opportunity for students to see things from perspectives other than their own.
In this presentation, Temma Frecker and Will Mercer share their experience delving into the timely debate around commemorating controversial historical figures.
In this presentation, Eric Chassé discusses how he developed a project that encourages strong research and social exchange.
Lisa Howell believes in the transformative power of education and encourages her students to not only think deeply and critically, but to also take action.