Families are a crucial starting point to our emerging commitment to social engagement. Families feed us, teach us and strengthen us. They are the constant point to which we go back to in order to evaluate our evolving sense of self. Over the course of this series, presented in collaboration with the National Film Board of Canada and the McCord Museum, we consider changes in how we see the family. Each evening showcases: screening of NFB films, a presentation by McGill faculty, a moderated discussion and the visit of a museum exhibit.
Wednesday April 24: The New Children and Play in Post-modernity. This session held in conjunction with the McCord’s yearly Toys exhibit will consider the changes to our definition of childhood – both here and abroad and will explore topics such as: childhood difficulties here and abroad, Quebec’s Residential School history and/or inter-family interactions around the idea of play/playfulness.