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PROFILE and Landscape of Hope Featured by the Conseil Supérieur de l’Éducation du Québec

 

Project Someone, and CSLP Director, and UNESCO-PREV co-Chair, Vivek Venkatesh, spoke with the Conseil supérieur de l’éducation du Quebec to discuss two recent projects. The first is PROFILE, a practical toolkit for community, police, health, and education stakeholders in Canada to understand racial and social profiling and find ways forward. The other is Landscape of Hope, a unique, sample-based remixing project that magnifies youth narratives pertaining to building resilience against racism, discrimination, prejudice, and cyberbullying.

To read the article (in french only), please click here.

New article by Project Someone and CSLP collaborators in Terrorism and Political Violence

Project Someone collaborators and CSLP members Vivek Venkatesh, Jeffrey S. Podoshen, Jason Wallin, Jihan Rabah, and Daniel Glass recently published “Promoting Extreme Violence: Visual and Narrative Analysis of Select Ultraviolent Terror Propaganda Videos Produced by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in 2015 and 2016” in Terrorism and Political Violence Volume 32, 2020 – Issue 8.

 

This article helps “to understand and interpret post-apocalyptic and abject-oriented campaigns in the age of social media and rapid transmission of multimedia communications by examining aspects of violent, traumatic terrorist video propaganda produced by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).”

 

To download a free eprint of this article, please click here.

New MIRF Report on the Quebec-UNESCO community

Photo : MRIF « Le Québec et l’UNESCO — Une vision, une communauté, des priorités pour 2020-2021 » p. 14.

The Ministry of International Relations and La Francophonie recently published “Le Québec et l’UNESCO — Une vision, une communauté, des priorités pour 2020-2021.

 The report highlights, among others, the Quebec-UNESCO community partners who are experts in their fields and who contribute to decisive issues that are evolving on a planetary scale.

 Among the UNESCO partner networks in Quebec, the report mentions the UNESCO Chair in Curricular Development and the UNESCO Chair in the Prevention of Radicalization and Violent Extremism, many of whose members are also active with the CSLP and Project SOMEONE.

 To read or download the report (in French only), please click here.

Job posting – Community Coordinator (Montreal)

Community Coordinator (Montreal)

We are seeking a highly motivated and organized graduate student or research professional for a Community Coordinator position at the CSLP as part of a Heritage Canada funded Anti-Racism Action Plan project, Landscape of Hope:

 

Number of Hours of the Contract and Hourly Rate: 10 hours per week; $30-$35 based on experience

Supervisor: Reports to CSLP Program Manager; Works closely with CSLP Director

Start & End Date of the Contract: to be determined – tentative – December 2020 – December 2021 (12 months)

Job Qualifications and/or Requirements:

· Degree in a field related to Education, Communications or cognate disciplines is preferred

· Experience working with community organisations

· Highly organised

· Leadership skills

· Bilingual French and English

Summary of Responsibilities:

· Coordinate recruitment of community consultation group

· Chair community consultation meetings

· Coordinate event planning for 2 events (online or in Montreal)

· Assist with pedagogical planning

· Train youth leaders and teachers

· Coordinate evaluation

· Create promotional materials

· Work in partnership with Chicoutimi Community Coordinator

 

Please email your cover letter, CV, and contact information by December 5, 2020 to the hiring committee at CSLP@concordia.ca

Dylan Robinson to Speak at Concordia

Stó:lō scholar and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Arts, Dylan Robinson, will give a talk at Concordia titled “thá:ytset: shxwelí li te shxwelítemelh xíts’etáwtxw Reparative Aesthetics: The Museum’s Incarceration of Indigenous Life” via Zoom on Nov 17th at 2:00pm.

To register for this event, please click here.

Abdelwahed Mekki-Berrada’s Reflections on the Repercussions of Samuel Paty’s Murder

Photo: Georges Gobet AFP via Le Soleil

Project Someone collaborator and CSLP Member, Abdelwahed Mekki-Berrada, weighs in with an opinion piece in Quebec City’s Le Soleil newspaper in reaction to the complex questions arising from the recent killing of Samuel Paty, an educator in France, by radicalized youth.

To read the article (in French) please click here.

Vivek Venkatesh Discusses Democracy and Social Media with Dialogue Platform

Project Someone Director, Vivek Venkatesh, recently joined Dialogue Platform, a Brussels based network of Hizmet-affiliated dialogue organisations in Europe dedicated to peace and dialogue advocacy, to discuss democracy and social media.

To watch the talk, please click here.

Landscape of Hope Awarded Funding from Canadian Heritage

As part of the Canadian federal government’s Anti-Racism Action Program, Canadian Heritage has awarded Concordia university and Landscape of Hope funding for its project titled Magnifying Marginalised Indigenous and Racialised Youth Voices to Build Digital Resilience Against Racism.

Of over 1100 proposals received by Canadian Heritage, 85 organisations received this prestigious award.

The funds will allow Landscape of Hope to continue work with partners in Montréal and Chicoutimi QC.

To read the official announcement and for more information, please click here.

Landscape of Hope Round Table and Performance for Art and Pedagogy Study Day

To mark twenty years of dedication to creative pedagogy, Centre Turbine is holding a Study Day dedicated to Art and Current Pedagogies on November 9-10, 2020.

 

On November 10 at 2:00 PM, The Landscape of Hope collective’s Vivek Venkatesh and Martin Lalonde will take part in a round table discussion about pedagogy as artistic practice. A live multimedia performance titled Listen to Reason will follow at 4:10 PM. It will also include Landscape of Hope members Annabelle Brault, Sandra Chang-Kredl, Owen Chapman, Martin Lalonde, Kathryn Urbaniak, Vivek Venkatesh, Marilou Lyonnais-Archambault, Nik Forrest, Michel Poulin, Lou Raskin, and Éva Roy. Participants will also be invited to collaborate on this performance by sharing their visions through video and sound art.

 

Held in collaboration with the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the two-day live-streamed event promises to bring together people from various fields to explore the relationship between pedagogy and art.

 

To register and purchase tickets for this event, please click here.

Vivek Venkatesh Speaking at KU Leuven’s Live Webinar on Radicalism, Extremism, and Islamophobia

Project Someone Director, Vivek Venkatesh, will join other speakers for a live webinar on Radicalism, Extremism, and Islamophobia on November 4th and 5th, 3:00-4:15 CET

Organized by KU Leuven (Institute for Media Studies), the event will focus specifically on Islamist extremism-radicalism and Islamophobia and the media’s role and online interactions in radicalization, leading to violence.

  

The event will feature a Q&A session and be recorded for later viewing. For more information, please click here

  

Everyone is welcome to participate, but registration is required here.