Women’s stories of arrival in Canada
The Shoe Project (TSP) presents In Our Shoes, stories of arrival in Canada told through a pair of shoes, by 8 women from around the world. The Royal Society, Atlantic sponsors performances bringing together TSP members from Toronto, Halifax and Calgary.
The Shoe Project was founded in Toronto in 2011 and is directed by novelist Katherine Govier. Its mission is to improve the written and spoken English of women immigrants and refugees, and to make their voices heard in Canada’s national conversation. In 2018 The Shoe Project will hold workshops and performances in Toronto, Canmore, Calgary, Vancouver, Fredericton and Charlottetown. The Charlottetown performance takes place April 21 at 7:30 pm at The Guild. A reception will follow after the performance.
Taking part in this performance are Tenzin Choden Tibet (India, Calgary), Maryam Nabavinejad (Iran, Toronto), Cordelia Tang (China, Toronto), Marcela Cameron (Venezuela, Halifax), Atinuke Adeoye (Nigeria, Halifax), Inae Kim (Korea, Halifax), Patricia Figuerado (Colombia, Halifax) and Maya Kabbani (Syria, Toronto).
The Shoe Project has performed in Toronto, Calgary, Halifax, and Canmore, Alberta and has been heard on CBC’s The National and Ideas .