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ERIC Number: EJ1133999
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1356-9783
Relocating Precarity and Resiliency within Montreal: The Artists' Bloc of the Immigrant Workers' Centre
Hall, Koby Rogers; Salamanca, Manuel
Research in Drama Education, v22 n1 p116-125 2017
In this document we describe our experience relocating precarity and resiliency by way of arts activism, to denounce and make visible social injustices experienced by im/migrant communities in Montreal. Under the umbrella of the Immigrant Workers' Centre, and other allies from the im/migrant workers' movement, we combine knowledge building, action strategy and the arts as methods to challenge the pernicious effects of Canadian migration policies. Through these processes we have developed tools such as the metro map of Montreal (The Network of Immigration) to show the systemic discrimination towards vulnerable and racialised im/migrant workers in Montreal. This work allows us to intercept and play with notions of precarity and resiliency in the current context of austerity, to rethink these concepts as part of our experienced realities and concerns and to relocate them and transform them in generating political resistance as a strategic offensive. [This article was written with contributions from Artists' Bloc collective members.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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