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EXHIBITION: THE SHOE PROJECT SHORTS

Simten Osken, Maya Kabbani, Umut Duygu Uzunel, Elif Derin, Elizabeth Meneses Del Castillo, Vera Samarkina, Marcella Mendez Hermandez, Filiz Dogan, Camila Uriona Crespo and Eli Ibarra

Curated by Gerda Cammaer

November 28 – December 2, 2023

Co-presentation of the Shoe Project Shorts in partnership with TSV Outreach

Closing Reception: Saturday, December 2, 2023 from 4PM–8PM

Shoes are a great metaphor for the transformation that takes place in migration. The Shoe Project gives immigrant and refugee women in Canada a chance to develop their leadership skills through writing, storytelling and public speaking. Under the guidance of experienced writers, women write their own stories of their arrival and adaptation to Canada through a pair of shoes. Alumnae of the Shoe Project from across the GTA had a chance to tell their Shoe Stories on video. Please come, see, and celebrate their moving images.

Design: Vanessa Rieger and Vera Samarkina.

Special thanks to Katherine Govier, Founder of the Shoe Project, and all the participating women filmmakers in the Shoe Project from across Canada.