In November 2-3rd, over 1400 community organizations throughout Québec went on strike against austerity measures imposed by the provincial government. Cutting services that endanger the rights of the poor and marginalized puts pressure on community organizations, who struggle to meet the needs of their local communities on strained budgets.
Community organizations operating throughout the province elected to put pressure on the government by going on strike, closing their offices and interrupting their services.
Coordinated street protests, occupations, sit-ins and road blockages took place throughout Québec during the days of the strike.
This short film was developed as part of an on-site residency by Canadian artist Michelle Teran at La Chambre Blanche, September 1st – 20th December 2015.
Mixité comprises conversations and exchanges on the right-to-housing and the fight against austerity. Eight short films and other elements of her research were presented within an installation at La Chambre Blanche. A public reading of the text–Rupture Sessions–followed by a discussion accompanied the installation.
With the participation of BAIL, Comité Populaire de Saint-Jean-Baptiste, FRAPRU, Mères et Monde and Pech Sherpa.