August 25th, 2016

Respecting Elders: Communities Against Abuse (RECAA) is an activist organization of elders that has been working locally for over a decade to fight elder abuse. With its culturally and linguistically-diverse membership, RECAA has developed an expertise for working with Montreal’s ethnocultural communities. They use non-verbal approaches such as forum theatre to sensitize elders to their rights, and work with them to develop strategies to stop abuse. During the Re:Memoration exhibit on August 25, 2016, RECAA performed a choreographed bollywood dance ahead of the release of the ACT and RECAA-produced film Madhu’s Saris (link). They used the day to build further relationships with elders and community groups in Montreal and to share their approaches for creative and art-based social interventions.