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border crossings 101

Sharing stories allows us to reflect on the consequences and possibilities of our own individual experiences and connects our lives to the lives of others around us. border crossings 101 is a video initiative of the AGM. The objective is to video tape 101 community members to create a catalogue of their border crossing stories and experiences. We are grateful to everyone who has so far shared their personal experiences of crossing the visible and invisible borders in their lives.

Please contact us at agm.connect@mississauga.ca if you would like to participate and be a part of border crossings 101.

Jobin Mathew

Jobin Mathew shares his journey spanning four continents and two decades, the challenges in crossing the borders pre and post-fatherhood and the motivation that keeps him going.

Linda

Returning to school could be both overwhelming and challenging. Linda looks back at the invisible borders that had to be crossed in overcoming a mother’s guilt to finding a balance in the new routine.

Kathy

Kathy reminisces about crossing the border from Vietnam into Canada 10 years ago and the challenges and opportunities of navigating the climatic, linguistic and educational boundaries

Kosta Stojanovik

Kosta Stojanovik was raised within European and Canadian cultures, and exploring his own roots, learns to appreciate the diversity which has enabled him to enrich and evolve and become better as an individual.

Anna

Could crossing that border into motherhood be a pure act of selflessness? Altruistic as it may sound, as maternal instinct kicked-in, it opened an endless well of selfless love in Anna as she became a person that surprised her own self.

5 Youths’ Perspectives

Five youths share their perspectives on what borders mean to them, the opportunities they present, and the sense of belongingness that comes with crossing to the other side

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border crossings: Engagement Lab

Unifying Drums

Dancing Across the Border

The border crossings project is generously funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) through the Grow Grant.

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and the Ontario Arts Council and the City of Mississauga’s Cultural Division

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Stories from the River

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Arshed Bhatti’s Story

2018

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Anu Radha Verma’s Story

2018

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Manpreet Kaur Hayer’s Story

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Stories from the Listening Wall

2018

The border crossings project at the Art Gallery of Mississauga is continuing our Listening Wall initiative. The Listening Wall is an initiative at the gallery where guests could write, and draw, their border crossing experiences.

Maybe there was a time where you had to step out of your comfort zone, or a time you met someone interesting. Or maybe you had to confront a border in your life, how did you overcome it? We want to hear from you.

Write, draw, or email us at AGMengage.bc@gmail.com We’ll be putting these stories in our Community Showcase, tentatively scheduled for the fall.

The border crossings project is generously funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) through the Grow Grant.

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and the Ontario Arts Council and the City of Mississauga’s Cultural Division

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