Online Event: “ineradicable voices: narratives toward rerooting”

I registered for this online event.  It looks really interesting and important. I’m writing a piece about this now, but it is so very important for adoptees of every experience to connect with each other. Solidarity!
Online Event
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“ineradicable voices: narratives toward rerooting” is an online performance, the outcome of an Individualized Ph.D. research-creation of Zeina Ismail Allouche, INDI program, Concordia University, under the supervision of Dr. Elizabeth fast, Dr. Steven High, and Dr. Ursula Neuerberg.
The research-creation process is informed by Indigenous Methodologies where authority is shared and approaches are decolonized.
Based on oral history interviews with individuals who experienced transracial and/or intercountry adoption, 17 persons collaborated to create a special Zoom edition performance that carried the ethics at the heart of the process.
The creation process was informed by the listening sessions to the individual’s story that aimed at holding a safe space for deep discussions
All our decisions were made collectively and the voices of those who shared their life stories of being adopted guided us towards the best ethical way to represent their perceptions and views.
It is not a story, it is their real-life experiences that were not sufficiently heard.
While acknowledging both the limitations and opportunities of the online platform, we are happy to present to you our Zoom format of“ineradicable voices; narratives toward Rerooting”
Performers (Audio-Verbatim)
Chloé Germentier (kimura*lemoine), Emma Harake (Annie), Hiba Sleiman (Brent), Ibtissam El Assaad (Krista), Jad Orphée Chami (Daniel), Jen Cressey (Vicky), Sandy El Bitar (Amandine), Sarah Attalah (Jennifer), Yasmine Chami (Anonymous)
Embodied response
Jen Cressey, Louise Bédard, Stella Sylvest, Victoria May
Original Musical Theme
Jad Orphée Chami
Zoom Visual Design
Zeina Ismail- Allouche and kimura byol-nathalie lemoine
In collaboration with Amandine Gay, Annie Lafrance, Brent Mitchell, Daniel Drennan ElAwar, Jennifer Mitchell, Haiti (Anonymous), Krista Visser, and Vicky Boldo (Individuals who  experienced transracial and/or intercountry adoption).
Emma Harake, Ibtissam El Assaad, Jad Orphée Chami, Jen Cressey, Louise Bédard, Mona Merhi, Vitoria May, Wissal El-Assaad, Yasmine Chami.
Dramaturgy for Zoom
Zeina Ismail-Allouche with the support of Mona Merhi

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