Montreal, Tuesday July 5, 2018 – Solidarity, dignity, violence, marginalization, visibility, creativity, alternatives… These words outline the journey though InterReconnaissance – Retracing Struggles for Recognition, an exhibition that explores half a century of struggles for the recognition of rights for various minority groups. Meet those who led the charge and discover the numerous organizations that demand equal rights for all. Firsthand accounts, posters, photos, and engaged artistic works all serve to illustrate this march toward “inter-recognition” for women, persons with disabilities, persons with mental health problems, immigrants, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. The exhibition is on display from September 6, 2018 to February 3, 2019, at the Écomusée du fier monde.
The stories behind history
The question of human rights has profoundly impacted the history of the second half of the 20th century. Since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, numerous States have followed the example and adopted charters recognizing the fundamental rights of their citizens. In Quebec, the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms is adopted in 1976. But legal advancements are only one facet of the struggle for rights.
Since the 1960s, numerous initiatives, organizations, and alliances have been created to defend and promote the rights of marginalized groups. Despite their differences, these groups share common experiences of stigmatization, marginalization, and violence; they are in equal pursuit of visibility, dignity, and solidarity. They likewise prove creative in their exploration of alternative ways forward as they seek full recognition of their rights. Supported by extensive university research, the exhibition InterReconnaissance – Retracing Struggles for Recognition offers multiple encounters with those who led the charge and reveals the marks of their activism since the 1960s.
History and community museum
The Écomusée du fier monde is a history museum that promotes grassroots involvement. You are invited to explore little known facets of Montréal culture. Discover the daily life of the working class and follow the inspiring journeys of grassroots groups. Visit the Écomusée exhibitions and the former Généreux public bath, a magnificent example of 1920s architecture.
Écomusée du fier monde
2050 Amherst Street
Berri-UQAM Metro Station
Wednesday: 11 am to 8 pm
Thursday/Friday: 9:30 am to 4 pm
Saturday/Sunday: 10:30 am to 5 pm
July and August: Thursday/Friday: 9:30 am to 5 pm
Student/senior/child over 6: $6
Family (2 adults, 3 children): $16
Information: 514 528-8444 | ecomusee.qc.ca
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For more information, photographs and interviews:
Florentine Duchange | 514 528-8444 | [email protected]
Source: Écomusée du fier monde
- Press release InterReconnaissance – Retracing Struggles for Recognition
- Promotionnal material InterReconnaissance – Retracing Struggles for Recognition