Remembering Refuge: Between Sanctuary and Solidarity is an oral history archive highlighting the stories of people from Haiti, El Salvador, and Guatemala, who crossed the Canada-US border to seek refuge.
Remembering Refuge is an archive and multimedia site that centres the experiences of refugees as narrators of key periods of this border’s history. Through oral history interviews with Haitians, Salvadorans, and Guatemalans who crossed the US-Canada border between 1980 and 2018, we seek to draw out the “unofficial” stories of the border, ones not found in official archives such as government documents, media accounts, or the accounts of humanitarian workers.
These oral history interviews will be made publicly available, digitized in audio and some in video format. Educational teaching modules and resources will also be designed for secondary and post-secondary educators and learners. Remembering Refuge seeks to open up spaces for confronting difficult histories, foster critical engagement about borders and migration policies, and invite audiences to reflect on the politics of knowledge production and public memory.
To learn more and access the interviews, visit Remembering Refuge