Montreal, May 28 2013 – Respecting Elders: Communities Against Abuse (RECAA) is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year and they are presenting WE ARE OLD, WE ARE WONDERFUL at Salle communautaire Galeries du Parc on Thursday, June 13 2013, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm, in recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD).
RECAA members will sing, dance, set puppets performing, show films, as they speak up for the old. To create WE ARE OLD, WE ARE WONDERFUL, the group worked with director and playwright Lib Spry; community theatre worker Nadia Cicurel; musician Chimwemwe Dave Millar; puppeteers Clea Minaker and Jesse Orr; and film-maker Sophie Guérin.
This event is funded by the Artists and Community Collaboration Program of the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Mobile Media Lab of Concordia University.
RECAA’s mission is to raise awareness of elder mistreatment within the ethno-cultural communities in and around Montreal. Elder Abuse is one of the most hidden forms of family violence. “My family is doing this. Why would anyone else get involved? It’s my fate… ” has said an elder to the group.
RECAA uses interactive forum theatre, acting out situations from the life of elders in the cultural communities. “Our theatre pieces have no words, in order to be understood within the communities”, says Anne Caines, RECAA’s coordinator.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is held in June each year. The day serves as a call to action for individuals, organizations and communities to raise awareness about abuse, neglect and exploitation of older people across the world.
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For further information
Anne Caines, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: 514-746-5960