CROWDFUNDING FOR THE HEARTS OF FREEDOM PROJECT

On November 30, 2021, Carleton University is launching Giving Tuesday, as part of their Future Funder crowdfunding program, and since the Hearts of Freedom project is hosted at Carleton University, we are extremely pleased that it is included in this crowdfunding initiative as it moves towards a new phase.

At the end of September 2021, Hearts of Freedom completed the first two phases of the project with the termination of funding from the federal Department of Canadian Heritage which supported the creation of a bilingual website which you can reach at this address on the internet: https://heartsoffreedom.org. The funding also supported the completion of 173 interviews, most of which are featured our website. As a part of that funding, we committed to the completion of a book and a documentary film based on the interviews. The full draft of the book, and the completed documentary film are expected by the end of March 2022. Both will be available in English and French. Finally, we committed to the completion of bilingual educational materials for use by teachers and students in secondary schools across the country which will be completed once the book and documentary film are publicly available.

In 2022, we expect to enter into a new phase of Hearts of Freedom which involves the development of a bilingual set of exhibition panels. Together with the documentary film, we expect to organize exhibitions in 10 cities across the country, from Halifax to Vancouver. With the cooperation and active assistance of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, the Canadian Museum of History and the Pacific Canada Heritage Centre – Museum of Migration, we expect to hold extended exhibitions at three major museums in Halifax, Ottawa and Vancouver.

Our goal is to raise an additional $50,000 to support the Hearts of Freedom travelling exhibit. We encourage donations at https://futurefunder.carleton.ca/giving-fund/hearts-of-freedom/ because Carleton University has funds to match your donation. Since we don’t know how much they have available, please make your donation early as matching begins at midnight on the Giving Tuesday. Carleton University is a registered charity and will supply you with a tax receipt which can be used when you submit your income tax form for 2021.

Please assist us by sending this request to family, friends, and associates across the country.

Allan Moscovitch for the Hearts of Freedom Project,

Professor Emeritus

Carleton University