"Our Shoes, Our Lives", presented by The Shoe Project

The Shoe Project at the Tett Centre in Kingston on June 12, 2022
Date(s)
Performances from 2pm to 3:30pm on Sunday, June 12, 2022.
Location
Rehearsal Hall
Presenter
The Shoe Project

The Shoe Project reveals how footwear – whether selected by choice or imposed in difficult circumstances – can make or break a journey, shape the present and open the door to a new future. Shoes can be terrible or wonderful, but one thing is certain, every new Canadian has a shoe tale to tell.

For those who have embarked on the long journey to a new life in a new country, shoes are a powerful metaphor for their journey.

The experience of sharing these deeply personal stories is empowering, and, for those who are there to hear, profound.

There have been performances in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, and Halifax – and now Kingston!

 

In "Our Shoes, Our Lives", seven immigrant women, originally from Afghanistan, Russia, Syria, Turkey, India, Bolivia and South Sudan, will share their stories of arrival in and adaptation to Canada, through the focus of a pair of shoes. The audience will be invited to join a Q & A session after the presentations.

 

Performances: Sunday, June 12, 2022, from 2pm to 3pm, followed by a Q&A session.
 
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The Shoe Project is a registered charity committed to providing a truly national platform for the voices of immigrant and refugee women. Their Mission is to advance education by providing programs, courses, workshops and seminars to immigrant and refugee women to develop their written and oral skills, as well as their leadership skills, and to educate the public on the problems faced by immigrant and refugee women in Canada by providing presentations on such topics.

The Shoe Project was created by novelist Katherine Govier and incubated at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto.

For more information on The Shoe Project, please visit https://theshoeproject.online/ 

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