AN INITIATIVE BY DENIS CORMIER-PICHÉ
The possibility of preserving the memories of our communities, specifically relating to the HIV/Aids crisis, is dwindling as those affected have left us, are leaving or will leave us in the coming years.
This project aims to share those voices. To give the possibility to unveil, through story, something that has been put aside for a long time, because of the fear of consequences, of shyness, of shame, because it was hard to find the words or because people wanted to preserve the honor of those affected. By respecting complete anonymity of the stories told in the time capsules submitted by the participants until 2047, that is for the next 25 years, this initiative could give confidence and make it possible to reveal truths that have long been untold.
EVERYONE IS WELCOMED TO PARTICIPATE!
THE TIME CAPSULES WILL BE ACCEPTED
UNTIL MARCH 2023
If the project interests you, you can send your time capsule in person or by mail at the Archives gaies du Québec (AGQ)
Organization that will manage the project, until the end of march 2023, in terms of communications and the archiving of the capsules. This will be the case until a public institution, a library, a national archive, or a university accepts to take care of the capsules for preservation and commits to making them available to the public after they're opened in 2047.
Maximal envelope size: standard No 10.
The story Photos Images Drawings Poems
All types of documents that can help to understand what the participant has experienced and the repercussions in their everyday life.
Participants will be given an information and consent form to sign that lists the risks of participation, including psychological and/or emotional discomfort. The potential benefits are the opportunity to express oneself, to honor loved ones who have been affected by HIV/AIDS and the feeling of contributing to the memory of our 2SLGBTQIA+ communities.
AGQ POINT-PERSON: MARION DAIGLE; MARION DAIGLE; MD@AGQ.QC.CAAGQ PHONE NUMBER: 514-287-9987ADRESS: 201A-1000, RUE ATATEKEN, MONTRÉAL (QUÉBEC), H2L 3K5