Workshops: Older people’s activism in Greater Montreal

Workshops: Older people’s activism in Greater Montreal

CNSC research assistant and Ph.D. student, Daniel Blanche, recently finished a four-month research visit at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. This research stay served multiple purposes, such as working hand to hand with local teams of competitively funded projects (ACT Project in Montreal; BCONNECT@HOME in Peterborough), presenting work in conferences in the area (NANAS-ENAS 2nd Joint Conference hosted by Trent University; ASA 2019 Annual Meeting in New York City), and conducting fieldwork for this dissertation.

In addition, he participated in a couple of workshops to present preliminary results of his fieldwork in Greater Montreal on the topic of life trajectories of political activism among older people. The first workshop took place on Friday, September 6, as a kickoff to the 2019-2020 season that the research laboratory Culture Populaire, Connaissance et Critique (CPCC) at Université de Montréal organizes every year.

The second workshop was celebrated on Monday, October 7 and co-organized by the ACT Project and the Centre for Research on Aging (engAGE) housed at Concordia University. Both workshops were followed by thriving questions and discussions among the participants, which included senior and junior scholars, postgraduate students, and community organization members.



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