Narratives on Migration: from Central America to Montreal
What is the impact of migration in physical and mental health?
How can cities contribute as critical agents in upholding the dignity and humanity of people forced to flee?
These are some of the questions discussed during the special session “Narratives of Migration: from Central America to Montreal” of CUISINE TA VILLE that took place in Montreal from 9 to 12 May 2019. SCSC and MSF Urban Spaces convened a variety of experts, migrants and community members to discuss the crisis of forced migration in Northern Central America, the mental health impacts of migration and the potential for cities to be key actors in welcoming and integrating people forced to flee (exploring the role of both municipal governments and city residents)
Among the speakers were:
Marco Tabora and Junior Alexander Santiago Serrano both refugees from Honduras and migrant rights activists who shared their personal stories and experiences.
Marika Daganaud: Former fieldworker Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Clinical Nurse in Obstetrics, Perinatal and First Line Health Care at CLSC Côte-des-Neiges.
What is Cuizine ta ville?
Cuisine ta ville 2019 is an artistic and social happening designed to help people meet the refugees and immigrants who make up the social fabric of Montréal. It is an initiative of Atsa.
Combining art, exhibitions, performances, conferences, testimonials and kitchen parties, as well as moving one-on-one encounters through Le Temps d’une Soupe (a relational work that has been touring the world for three years), Cuisine ta ville offers a multidisciplinary experience so we can better know refugees and immigrants of all generations.