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Fine Arts Alumna Yasmeen Nematt Alla's work Not Traumatic Enough for a Shock Blanket is currently on exhibit at Grebel Gallery. The work is based around the question, “Where do we go to talk about our everyday traumatic experiences that we do not believe are worthy of sharing?” The exhibition runs from September 7, 2021 to March 7, 2022.
In collaboration with Yasmeen, the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement has also launched an interactive project for students, staff and faculty at the University of Waterloo called “If Trauma Could Echo”. This project allows participants to reflect on their adversities and share it with Yasmeen Nematt Alla. As a token of gratitude for sharing your experiences, she will send participants small shock blankets with abstract excerpts from their stories to hold and reflect on what they’ve shared. To participate, go to the “If Trauma Could Echo” webpage (uwaterloo.ca/centre-peace-advancement/grebel-gallery/if-trauma-could-echo-project) and fill out the webform on the website. The project continues until December 20, 2021.
Social Media Accounts: @GrebelCPA, @yasmeennematt
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Office of Indigenous Relations.