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Roots & Stems: Intergenerational Storytelling (Workshop Series #2 of "Kultur-krayzl")

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Roots & Stems: Intergenerational Storytelling

Thursdays, May 9, 16 & 30

3:30pm - 5:00pm

at the Cummings Centre, 5700 Westbury Ave.

Free of charge

Open to those aged 16-35 & 50+

Come join us for Roots & Stems, a three-part workshop series designed to bring different generations together through art, storytelling, and shared experiences! Welcoming those aged 16-35 and 50+ to share and learn from each other, this series is open to all - no previous art experience needed!

At each workshop, we'll begin with a guided art activity that will spark conversation and offer space for personal storytelling. From exploring life rituals to delving into creative memoirs, we'll be exploring topics that resonate across ages and which invite us to cultivate multigenerational friendships and connections. 

Each session builds on the last, so folks who can make it to all three dates (May 9, May 16, May 30) will be prioritized! We'd love to have you join us for this journey of connection and creativity. Hope to see you there!

About the facilitator:

Rach Klein is an artist and art historian based between Tiohtià:ke/Montreal & Brooklyn. A multi-disciplinary storyteller, Rach uses mediums such as ceramics, film, painting, and poetry to experiment with the interplays between image, sound, and text. Currently a doctoral candidate at McGill University, their academic research focuses on early modern feather mosaics, aiming to unearth the more-than-human narratives found within avian archives. Their debut documentary, "How to Hold Glass," premiered at the Museum of Jewish Montreal in 2023.

With a rich background in community organizing, Rach was a founding member of Machane Lev, Canada's inaugural LGBTQ+ Jewish youth camp, and has curated events and programs for both cultural institutions and grassroots organizations along the East Coast. Most recently, they have been working with the Mile End Chavurah to coordinate local arts and culture events for a pluralistic and progressive multigenerational Jewish public. Rach brings a commitment to inclusive design to their facilitation praxis, rejecting the elitism of the art world in favour of finding the joy of creation in all its forms. Rach is thrilled to be joining the KlezKanada team for this exciting new project. Rach's work can be found online at rachklein.com.

Banner illustration by Ava Berkson

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Registrants may attend all sessions.

Thursday, May 9
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
Thursday, May 16
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
Thursday, May 30
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM EDT


  • Cummings Centre/ Le Centre Cummings
    5700 Av de Westbury
    Montréal, QC, H3W 3E8, Canada

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  • Thu, May 9 - Thu, 30
  • Multiple Days

Cummings Centre/ Le Centre Cummings

5700 Av de Westbury
Montréal, QC, H3W 3E8

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