17th of April: Press Release

17 avril 2013

A creative gesture of reconciliation to weave new links after residential schools abuse.

As part of the Quebec National Event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada to be held in Montreal from 24 to 27 April, the Center for Services in Restorative Justice (CSJR) and Quebec Native Women (FAQ) organize a workshop on «felting and sharing «, bringing together Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women who have experienced violence or trauma.

The workshop will propose to experience a process of liberation to rebuild one’s «personal fiber» and create a shawl symbolizing protection and comfort. This shawl shall help renew one’s social fabric and promote reconstruction. As a second part of the workshop, discussion and reconciliation will be encouraged in a music-led ritual.

The workshop will be led by Carole Beaudoin, Vice-President of CSJR, who has participated in meetings with victims and inmates, and then has decided to go for training in textile design based on her personnal experience. Pascale Matheron, an artist and teacher, is part of the repertoire of culture and education resources of the Ministry of Culture, Communications and the Status of Women.

The Center for Services in Restorative Justice (CSJR), an organization created in September, 11 2001, aims at promoting and organizing activities and services based on a philosophy of restorative justice, to enable people affected by a criminal act to regain control over their lives. Inspired by Indigenous traditions, the spirit of restorative justice aims at restoring social ties broken by the violence of crime. csjr.org

Founded in 1974, Quebec Native Women Inc.. (FAQ) represents the interests of Aboriginal women in Quebec as well as those who live in urban areas. http://www.faq-qnw.org

Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 9am to 12pm at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal

Places are limited. Registration is required.

Free workshop thanks to the support of the National Awareness Week for Victims of Crime to be held from April 21 to 27.

Contact info: Estelle Drouvin, Coordinator CSJR, csjr@csjr.org, 514-933-3737


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