Friday, August 29, 2008

Stories: Between Our Fingers

Edmonton Public Library is hosting the premier showing of “Stories: Between Our Fingers” - a short video made by immigrant and refugee youth in Edmonton about their experiences of arriving and adjusting to life in Canada.

In the past five years Canada has welcomed more than 1,100,000 immigrants and refugees; more than 30% are under 20 years old. These youth often get lost between the cracks of society as they struggle to find hope for a new life in Canada. Their stories of alienation and assimilation to Canadian culture are remarkable tales of survival.

Edmonton is a major centre for immigrant and refugee families seeking acceptance into the Canadian multicultural milieu. The Edmonton Immigrant Services Association (EISA), along with the Supporting Culturally Diverse Youth (SCDY) agency have prepared a short film with the cooperation of the CBC to document the challenges faced by Edmonton's immigrant and refugee youth as they integrate into Canadian culture.

Come and share the experiences, enjoy live performances, and engage in discussion with some of Edmonton's immigrant and refugee youth.

When: Saturday, September 20th from 1-3 pm

Where: Stanley A. Milner branch of the Edmonton Public Library
7 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Stanley Milner Library Theatre (basement)