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youth stories of reworlding
Nogojiwanong (Peterborough), April-May, 2023

About Youth Stories of Reworlding 2023

In April and May of 2023, we held Youth Stories of Reworlding, an intergenerational arts-based research workshop in partnership with the Youth Climate Action Club. Over two days, changemakers ages 10-100 gathered in beautiful Michi Saagiig Anishinaabe territory, at Sadleir House, to imagine beautiful, socially just futures by listening, dreaming, and being creative together. We shared in drama games, group discussions, creative writing exercises, vision boarding, and storytelling. With active support from past storytellers, seven youth activists shared and recorded their own stories of contributing to social change.


This was the final research workshop of Stories of Resistance, Resurgence, and Resilience in Nogojiwanong/Peterborough, a ten-year project that set out to explore diverse stories of social change in this community, and to come together in creative ways to envision futures that are sustainable and socially just. Deep thanks to all who participated in this workshop and to those who have helped build and guide Aging Activisms since 2013.

 

As a project led by settlers in this territory, we are extremely grateful to live and gather on Michi Saagiig land and to the Elders and knowledge-holders in this territory who have continually shaped our learning; the land, water, and life here sustains us and shapes the knowledge we produce. We acknowledge the contributions of Alice Williams, Dorothy Taylor, and Anne Taylor in this workshop.

Youth stories from the workshop

Photos from the workshop

Youth Stories of Reworlding 2023
Cleo, Youth Stories of Reworlding 2023