« QuébécoisEs, musulmanEs… et après? » – English version
Québécois and Muslim… What Does the Future Hold? is a project that seeks to provide a better understanding of the diversity of people of Muslim faith or culture living in Québec. It also seeks to challenge stereotypical images of Muslims, and promote citizen discussions on issues of pluralism in Québec.
This photo reportage is composed of 34 portraits and texts, a dozen short audio interviews and an accompanying booklet. The people who agreed to be photographed are of diverse origins. They came to Québec at different times and live in four different cities.
The project also led to the creation of a teacher’s guide for secondary schools. Some of the content of this guide can also be used in other settings or to present the photo reportage.
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The exhibition touring will be repeated in autumn 2017 to the following locations:
September 10 to September 24, 2017 Carrefour Jeunesse emploi Centre-nord (Montréal) September 18 to 18 October 18, 2017 Cégep de Limoilou (Québec) September 25 to October 6, 2017 Polyvalente les Découvreurs de l'Ancienne-Lorette (Québec) October 20 to November 17, 2017 Centre communautaire et culturel Françoise-Dunn (Sherbrooke) Past exhibitions
The sector Vivre ensemble of the Centre justice et foi and the organization of Muslim women LaVoiEdesFemmes initiated this project to raise awareness on Islam and the diversity of Muslims.
The photo reportage Québécois and Muslim…What Does the Future Hold? seeks to move beyond all-too-common stereotypes to offer portraits that capture the diversity of Muslims in Québec and illustrate a more complex reality.
The exhibition looks at the realities of 34 people living in Montréal, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Québec City and Sherbrooke. It features snapshots of the lives of Québécois citizens, men and women, of the Muslim faith or culture. Through short texts and photographic portraits, the professional paths, faith and spirituality, daily lives and citizen engagement of these individuals are explored.
A teacher’s guide also provides instructions on how to present the exhibition in schools as well as educational activities that articulate with the materials in the exhibition.
This project calls for a change in the perspectives and attitudes of citizens with regard to pluralism in Québec society, particularly with regard to the issue of Islam in Québec. We are convinced that it is possible to overcome current fears and resistance by promoting opportunities for learning, for coming together and for talking that will free us from preconceived ideas and prevailing clichés. By offering alternative perspectives and discourses on these realities, we can effect real long-term change in our organizations, our society and our religious traditions.
The exhibition is a springboard for pedagogical information and discussion workshops designed to foster a better understanding of Islam, Muslims and the issues surrounding religious pluralism in Québec. It provides an opportunity for encounters among citizens of various religious beliefs as well non-believers.
The project QuébécoisEs, musulmanEs… et après? was produced in collaboration with Productions Pied-de-biche, d’Espace Nodal, de l’Université Laval et de l’Université de Sherbrooke.
The exhibition recieved financial support from :
Fondation de la famille Brian Bronfman
Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur
Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion
Faculté des sciences sociales de l’Université Laval
Ville de Vaudreuil-Dorion
The booklet offers additional explanations, data and resources on the issues raised by the project Québécois and Muslim…What Does the Future Hold? As the title suggests, it seeks a brighter future based on greater awareness.
Available in French only.
Des entrevues ont été réalisées avec 12 des protagonistes de l’exposition. Vous pouvez les écouter ci-dessous. Entrevues réalisées par Anne Laguë, Productions Pied-de-Biche.
The exhibition Québécois and Muslim… What Does the Future Hold?, an intercultural education project developed in 2014, has been touring Québec since 2015. If you are interested to host the exhibition, please complete this form. (You can also mail or email us this PDF version)
To know more about the availability dates of the exhibition material and the touring, please contact Élisabeth Garant at 514-387-2541 poste 247 or firstname.lastname@example.org