Don’t forget here

In Toronto now, and have had the good fortune to attend The Movement Project’s production “How We Forgot Here” which sends audience members on an interactive theatre journey on Ojibway Air. Who counts as a legitimate migrant to Toronto and why? Where is home? The piece was really moving for the ways in which it deals with the relationship between (im)migrants and indigenous peoples, and the violence and grief of two kinds of displacement.

One of the contributors to that project, Gein Wong, is also a member of Little Pear Garden. She has just showed me the script for the theatre incarnation of Salt Fish Girl. Pretty excited..

Note from Jane Bouey of People’s Co-op Books today, saying that the Globe and Mail is suspending its “Books” section. This, after the Harper budget cuts to the arts. How can a country get its priorities so wrong?

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