Our program values critical thinking in order to communicate and promote intercultural dialogue, while insuring a climate of respect and tolerance.
Our program is available in several community and school workshops.
Paix, Amour, Amitié, Liberté (PAAL)
(Peace, Love, Friendship, Liberty) These values are the cornerstone of our activities. We consider that interculturality is an asset to be exploited to ensure peaceful coexistence. To get to know and talk to each other, to open up to the world, fearlessly! That is what inhabits us.
Break down intercultural barriers
through an environment of dialogue and collaborative activities. Our objective is to stimulate reconciliation between the members of different ethnocultural communities residing in the metropolitan region of Quebec.
Trained in artwork restoration, Pilar Hernandez has a master’s degree from HEC Montréal in management of cultural enterprises and a diploma from Cégep St-Laurent in cultural mediation. For over fifteen years she has worked in museums and in teaching.
Pilar understands the challenges of our multi-diverse society and is ready to create projects so that each person finds their place in the world.
With over twenty years of career in Mexico and in Canada, Rafael Benitez is PAAL’s creative brain. With his graphic designing and artistic background, he also has a master’s degree in intercultural mediation from Université de Sherbrooke. Here is his portfolio: rafakir.com
Rafael uses his artistic talents and his communication skills to create transformative experiences within PAAL’s work.
Yaen Tijerina is a visual artist with over fifteen years of experience. She arrived in Montreal in 2017 from Mexico and fell in love with its cultural diversity. “I embrace this city’s contrasts of seasons, this colorful place of different teachings and cultural diversity: Montreal’s mosaic gives us an opportunity to know the world on every street corner and to be able to bring us closer together ”. To see her portfolio, click on yaentijerina.com
Through creative workshops and art pieces she designs within PAAL, Yaen knows how to transmit her passion for art and different cultural traditions to children and adults.
Claudia graduated in graphic design and has a specialization in marketing communication. She enjoys developing unique strategies to build strong brands and strengthen relationships with clients.
She is passionate about cultural expressions, travelling and learning new things. Throughout her professional and student life she has lived in 6 countries and has experienced firsthand the challenges and opportunities in the integration process, building intercultural relations while adapting to the host society. She celebrates inclusion, diversity and equality, and aims to become a change agent in her community.
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As a woman and mother of two children, born on this mother earth, she believes that our society needs love and art to live with meaning, in inclusion of all the diversity at the heart of the richness of this world. Thus, her life path has been centered on studies in arts and communication, teaching and animation with an attraction for everything related to Creative Living. With an unceasing curiosity for other cultures, languages and cultural and artistic and spiritual traditions, she wishes to collaborate in the Awakened Dream of this reality, paso a paso, moment by moment…
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