Living Together 2012

Living Together has a new online home! Visit us at www.livingtogether.ca

Visitez notre nouveau site d'internet! www.vivreensemble.ca! 

 

About Living Together

Living Together is an innovative youth leadership program that brings together teens from the Arab, Jewish, and Muslim communities  of Montreal to conceive of and produce a project that benefits the whole community. Living Together is an intiative of the Montreal Consortium of Human Rights Advocacy Training (MCHRAT), in collaboration with the Centre des Loisirs de Saint Laurent, and is guided by an advisory committe of leaders from the Jewish and Arab communities of Montreal.

Vivre Ensemble est un projet innovant, destiné aux jeunes, qui réunit des adolescents issus des communautés arabes, juives, et musulmans de Montréal, en vue de concevoir et de produire un projet bénéfique pour notre communauté dans son ensemble, et dont l'objectif est de déconstruire les stéréotypes et de favoriser des interactions significatives. Vivre Ensemble est une initiative du Consortium de formation sur la défense des droits humains de Montréal (CFDDHM), en collaboration avec le Centre des Loisirs de Saint Laurent. Il est guidé par un comité consultatif de leaders des communautés juive et arabe de Montréal.

 

Apply to participate in the 2013 Living Together Program - Details

 What?

  • The 2013 program will consist of a special combination of photographic murals and video blogging. We will create a series of family portraits together and then share them with the community at a group exhibition. 
  • Le programme 2013 sera composé d'une combinaison de murales-photographiques et de "vidéo blogging." Nous allons créer une série de portraits de famille et ensuite les partager avec la communauté lors d'une exposition de groupe.

 When? Where?

  • At the Centre des Loisirs of St Laurent, in the Centre des ADOS (1375 rue Grenet, Saint Laurent)
  • Every Tuesday after school from 5pm to 7:30pm - Snacks provided!
  • Les mardis, après l'école, entre 17:00 et 19:30 - Des collations sont fournis!

Who?

  • Approximately twenty youth in grade 10, will be recruited to take part in the program, from both private and public schools. Students from: Herzeliah, Maimonides, Lauren Hill Academy, Ecole Secondaire de Saint Laurent, L’Ecole des Jeunes Musulmans, and Bialik Highschool will be invited to take part. As will youth of that age who are residents of St Laurent but who attend different schools outside of the neighborhood.
  • Vingt jeunes en 10e année des écoles privés et publiques. Les éléves de: Herzeliah, Maimonides, Laurent Hill Academy, École Secondaire de Saint Laurent, L'École des Jeunes Musulmans, et Bialik Highschool seront invités à participer, ainsi que les jeunes de cet âge qui habitent à Saint Laurent , mais qui assistent aux écoles différents à l'éxterieur du quartier.

How to apply?

  • If you are interested in being one of the participants in this exciting program, please complete the parental consent form, and send us no more then a 500 word letter of interest. You can give these to your school administrative representative or send it to us via email at equipe [at] vivreensemble.ca
  • Si vous voulez devenir un des participants dans ce programme, veuillez compléter le forumaire de consentment parental, accompagné d'une letter de motivation d'un maximum de 500 mots. Vous pouvez remettre ces documents à l'administration de votre école ou nous l'envoyer par email à equipe [at] vivreensemble.ca

Information Pack

Letter to Parents

Parental Consent Form

Why?

1. Become a part of a group of dynamic young leaders in your community.  

    Devenir membre d'un group de jeunes "leaders" dynamiques dans vote communauté.

2. Become an ambassador for greater understanding of your community.

    Devenir ambassadeur pour une meilleure compréhension de votre communauté.

3. Participate in a creative project under the guidance of professionals.  

    Participer à un projet créatif sous la direction des professionnels.

4. Get the chance to showcase your creative work in a group exhibition.  

    Avoir l'occasion de présenter votre travail créatif lors d'un vernissage de groupe.

5. Get to know other young people of diverse backgrounds from different schools.

    Avoir l'occasion de connaître d'autres jeunes d'origines diverses et de différentes écoles.

 

Team

Amanda Tetrault – Program Director

Amanda has coordinated Living Together from it’s initial concept and research stages, to the organization of the advisory board of community members and  overseeing the successful completion of the first year of Living Together. Additionally she was the photography professional who guided the youth through their photography component and curated their exhibition of Self Portraits. Amanda directed and produced the Living Together short film.

Amanda Tetrault is a photographer based in Montreal. Canada. She is the author of the photographic book ‘Phil and Me’ (Trolley Books 2005). Amanda has received numerous grants in support of her work from the Canada Council of the Arts, The Quebec Council of the Arts and the Fine Arts Work Center- Provincetown MA. Her work has appeared in The Observer Magazine U.K, Saturday Night Magazine, The Globe and Mail, The Montreal Gazette, Newsweek, The Walrus Magazine, The Boston Globe and Photo8 Magazine among others.

Amanda is also an active public speaker and advocate for awareness in regards to mental health issues and their impact to families, and to children living with mentally ill parents.

Nesrine Saci – Youth Coordinator

Holds a BA in both communication and politics. Nesrine has long been interested in the complexities and challenges of intercommunity relations for new immigrants in their host country. She was happy to be a youth coordinator for the first Living Together Program and looks forward to the 2012 program.

She herself was born in Algeria, and was only a year old when her family moved to Saudi Arabia. There she spent her childhood and the majority of her teen years among a diverse community of expatriates. That experience, without a doubt, has contributed to her interest in intercommunity relations. On her arrival to Canada, Nesrine completed her university studies and has accumulated numerous experiences in the field of integration of newly arrived Canadians. Nesrine is now studying for her Masters in Public Policy.

Michal Gomel Blank – Youth Coordinator

Michal is a social worker and community organizer from Israel. She sees social justice as the path to stability and lasting peace. She has focused on empowerment and social policies that support equal participation of minority groups in a multi-ethnic state. After graduating from the Hebrew University with a BSW (Bachelor of Social Work),  Michal was a fellow at the McGill Middle East Program. Upon her completion of MSW (Master of Social Work), Michal ran the Katamon Food Cooperative and the Kiryat Menahem Storefront through Community Advocacy for three years.

Advisory Board 

Living Together is supported by our Advisory Board:

  1. Robert Abitbol – Directeur Général Communauté Sépharade Unifiée du Québec
  2. Daniel Amar - Directeur Général -Congrès Juif Québécois
  3. David Azerad – Assistant Educational Director, Judaic Studies, Herzeliah High School
  4. Michel Boudreau– Arrondissement de Saint-Laurent, Chef de division, culture, loisirs et développement social
  5. Maurice Casaubon – Conseiller en concertation civil - SPVM PDQ 07 Saint-Laurent
  6. Maurice Chalom – Consultant Ville de Montréal
  7. Maurice Cohen - Conseiller de Saint-Laurent, (Cote de Liesse)
  8. Mitzi Dobrin – DBRN Holdings
  9. Nabiha El Wafai – Directrice du primaire, École des Jeunes Musulmans
  10. Nabil Fawaz - President of The Lebanese Canadian Heritage Association
  11. David Leduc - Associate Director, MMEP
  12. Leonie Richler – Bialik High School Guidance Counselor
  13. Warren Rohr - Executive Director Beth Ora
  14. Layla Sawaf - Fondatrice et Directeur Générale de l’École des Jeunes Musulmans
  15. Virginie Simard-Tozzi – Animatrice sports et loisirs - Arrondissement de Saint-Laurent
  16. Jim Torczyner - Professor of Social Work, McGill University, MCHRAT Founder and Director

Donations

Living Together needs your help to continue this amzing program into a second year.

Tax receipts are provided for all contributions.

Please make your contribution here.

THANK YOU!

Contact

We would be happy to answer all questions regarding ‘Living Together’.

Please contact us via email at: amanda [at] amandatetrault.com

or by phone at: 514-991-4947