La diversification des populations dans les grands centres urbains: Défis et enjeux, Myrlande Pierre

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 7:00pm

Doors open at 6:30 PM
Discussion in French with whispered translation to English available
Free entrance
Wheelchair accessible

It has become common to state that immigration is both a major and irreversible phenomenon that is at the heart of concerns for states, international organizations and different political, economic and social actors. However, more often than not, these questions arise in terms of integration, inequality or precarity. While this is the case for most immigrants, it is even more acute for racialized minorities.

How do cities manage the increasing diversification of their populations?

What political and institutional responses, both at the local and national levels, are put in place in the articulation of intercultural relations for the emergence of a common citizenship?

The workshop will consist of an open space of reflection on the management of diversity in public spaces where the relationships between the majority and minorities are still marked by cleavages.

This event is part of Dominique Fontaine’s curatorial research residency at articule: Scènes de la vie quotidienne à Montréal (on belonging and the politics of belonging).

Trained as a sociologist, Myrlande Pierre specializes in issues related to immigration, citizenship, and intercultural relations. She is particularly interested in questions of systemic discrimination in the workplace. She is Associate Researcher with the Research Chair in Immigration, Ethnicity and Citizenship, at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). She edited an issue of the journal Nouvelles pratiques sociales at UQAM: “Racisme et discrimination; perspectives et enjeux,” published in 2005. She led research and several projects for the Conseil des relations interculturelles of the Government of Quebec on issues of the political representation of ethnocultural diversity and the socioeconomic integration of ethnocultural minorities. She has seven years of experience working for the federal government in analysis and management, including the establishment of public policies and programs. Recognized for her expertise, she speaks regularly at national and international forums on themes related to the integration of ethnocultural and racialized minorities.

Participating artist(s): 
Myrlande Pierre (Montreal)
Dominique Fontaine (Montreal)
Photo: Dominique Fontaine, 2013.

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