Story Telling Our Lives: Stories of Migration and Displacement – presented by No One Is Illegal and newworldtheatre.

Storytelling + Theatre + Human Rights = something compelling?

No One Is Illegal and neworldtheatre present…

Storytelling Our Lives:
Stories of Migration and Displacement

It was neworldtheatre that presented last year's fabulous My Name is Rachel Corrie, and the political satire The Adventures of Ali and Ali and the Axes of Evil.  Check out their latest collaboration with No One is Illegal. Community activist Harsha Walia sent me the following:

‘Storytelling Our Lives’ is an exciting new theatre production that
involves 5 young people of colour sharing their personal stories of
immigration and displacement in a series of deeply moving and courageous

Sunday, September 14, 2008
Doors at 2 PM
2:30pm – 3:30pm sharp
Chapel Arts
304 Dunlevy Avenue (corner East Cordova, 2 blocks East of Main)

Sunday, September 21, 2008
Doors at 2 PM
2:30pm – 3:30pm sharp
Chapel Arts
304 Dunlevy Avenue (corner East Cordova, 2 blocks East of Main)

Monday, September 29, 2008
Doors at 7:30
8 – 9 pm sharp
Room 1800, SFU Harbour Centre
515 W Hastings
[ These are all free events.  Donations will be thankfully accepted ]

These performances are a culmination of a series of workshops as part of a
collaboration by No One is Illegal and neworldtheatre. The project and
performances hope to jointly contribute to bridging the gap between art
and activism by bringing into focus the individual faces and unique
stories of those who have gone through the migration process. This project
also draws upon the deeply rooted and central role of culture, creative
expression, and storytelling as key components of resistance movements by
providing a connection between personal narratives and global

No One is Illegal-Vancouver is a grassroots anti-colonial migrant justice
group taking action on combating racism, colonialism, deportations,
detentions, wage-slave conditions, and security measures in the context of
the so-called “War on Terrorism.” Contact or email

neworldtheatre is a Vancouver-based theatre company which creates,
develops, produces and tours politically and culturally charged plays that
investigate intersections between communities and peoples. Visit

This project has been facilitated by Carmen Aguirre.

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