Entries by STSproject

What is a Griot? The Inspiration Behind Standing on Their Shoulders

Over the past year, the Standing on Their Shoulders project has attempted to encourage young griots in our communities. Deriving from West African traditions, the griot, or “jeli” profession involves several responsibilities. Griots serve the role of public historians and storytellers, yet there is no word in a Western vocabulary that could properly speak to […]

Housewife Heroines + International Women’s Day

“This year we honour the many ways that women in Montreal served their country through the long years of World War II” Glimpse the wartime world of mothers, daughters and wives in this colourful retrospective. Plus, meet the curators, Dr. Lorraine O’Donnell and Patrick Donovan, M.A. The Teapot 2901 St. Joseph Boulevard, Lachine, QC March […]

The Teapot Presents: Housewife Heroines

Join us to to mark the official opening of the Housewife Heroines. An exhibition about the many ways women served their country as homemakers and volunteers during World War II. Presented by the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network and the Beaurepaire-Beaconsfield Historical Society. Thursday, February 4, 2016, Beaconsfield Public Library, 308 Beaconsfield Boulevard, 1:30 p.m. to […]

Coloured Women’s Club Presents : Hair-We-Are

The Coloured Women’s Club of Montreal invites all ladies of all ages, cultures and backgrounds to a Black History Month Soirée, “HAIR-WE-ARE” on Saturday, February 27th at 6:00 PM, at 6767 Côte-des-Neiges, in Montreal. Admission is $10.00 and a light evening buffet will be served. For tickets or more information: Salon Rayshell – (514) 481-2635 S. […]

Community Event Celebrating Little Burgundy on Film

“Little Burgundy on the Big Screen” The Standing on Their Shoulders project is dedicated to passing on Little Burgundy’s history through storytelling. Little Burgundy has a deep tradition of film-making that has come before our project. These older films, documentaries, and animations have provided invaluable, insight, and food for thought and spirit. With much difficulty, […]

Interview with Skipper Dean

Standing on Their Shoulders animators Pharaoh and Jennifer sat down with performer Skipper Dean in his home to talk about music, performing, and growing up in Little Burgundy. Seated in front of his immense record collection, he spoke to us with a soft and collected voice that could only belong to a soul-singer.Yet before he […]

Braving the Cold to Learn and Explore!

On March 20th, 2015, the Standing on Their Shoulders animators joined the enthusiastic youth from James Lyng High School’s 10th grade history and French classes on their walking tour of Little Burgundy. The walking tour was a conclusion of a week-long series on the History of Little Burgundy where the students were taught about the […]