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logo_0.pngMay 24, 2019, 9:30 a.m.. / le 24 mai 2019, 9h30
QAHN's Communication Matters Conferences Series presents:
"Do You Follow? Social media imagery and public discourse," with Stephen Monteiro, Concordia University
Auditorium, Atwater Library, 1200 Atwater Ave, Westmount, Qc.
Free admission. Register here! / Or RSVP: (819) 564-9595.

Social media today is a pageantry of images. Lives play out in a steady stream of photographs, videos, and GIFs on platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat as over a billion users upload hundreds of millions of images daily. What should we make of the global appeal of these new forms of networked visual communication and exchange? In what ways do they alter the terms of interpersonal relationships and social discourse through corporate frames of commodification, quantification, and monetization? This talk considers these questions in exploring the structure and mechanics of image-based social media. It traces the interdependence of properties and practices that include the aesthetics of filters and effects, the development of new image genres, the logic of feeds and following, and the role of paid endorsements by influencers. It contends that the increasingly blurred lines between self-expression, visual conversation, and commercial promotion on these platforms present a significant challenge to the open exchange of ideas, access to reliable information, and the construction of sustainable models of social engagement and action.

Stephen Monteiro is Affiliate Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Concordia University. His most recent book, The Fabric of Interface (MIT Press, 2017), examines the relationship between digital industries, craft cultures, and entrenched social inequality. He is also the author of Screen Presence (Edinburgh University Press, 2016), and the editor of The Screen Media Reader (Bloomsbury, 2017).

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logo_0.pngMay 24, 2019, 9:30 a.m.. / le 24 mai 2019, 9h30
QAHN's Communication Matters Conferences Series presents:
"Self-deception and social media: Why online manipulation works," with Jay Olson, McGill University
Auditorium, Atwater Library, 1200 Atwater Ave, Westmount, Qc.
Free admission. Register here! / Or RSVP: (819) 564-9595.

Politics in North America is becoming increasingly polarized, both online and offline. Liberals and conservatives now dislike each other more than they have for decades. Research has shown that even such core political attitudes can be manipulated. In one study, we approached participants at the 2016 presidential debate in New York to complete a survey rating Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. We then covertly manipulated their responses to make the majority of them neutral rather than favouring a single candidate. No participants noticed this manipulation; instead, most of them accepted and rationalized their manipulated positions. Our results underline a more general finding: people are often unaware of the factors that influence them, and these factors can strongly manipulate attitudes and behaviours. Social media presents a particularly fertile ground for influence: actions are public (inviting confabulation), information is targeted (increasing polarization), and influences are subtle (promoting self-deception). Unfortunately, as I will argue in this talk, knowledge of these influences does not make one immune to them.

Jay Olson, M.Sc., is a PhD Candidate in Psychiatry at McGill. Leveraging his background as a professional magician, he studies the subtle ways in which we deceive ourselves and others to influence attitudes and behaviour. He now focuses on how to use these subtle influences to promote well-being and healthy technology use.

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logo_0.pngMay 24, 2019, 1:00-3:00 p.m. / le 24 mai 2019, 13h00-15h00
QAHN's Communication Matters Conferences Series presents:
"Graphics for beginners: Transcending trends in the digital age," with David Phu.
Atwater Library, 1200 Atwater Ave, Westmount, Qc.
COST: $15. Register here! / Or RSVP: (819) 564-9595.
Payment to QAHN at PayPal: home@qahn.org

Whether you have an event to publicize, services to promote, or seek support for a cause, the way your message looks will largely determine how it’s received. In today’s digital environment, non-profit organizations must adapt their communications to in multiple image-rich platforms, or risk not being heard at all. The good news is you don’t have to be a professional graphic designer to make attractive and effective social-media posts, email invitations, web advertisements, posters or newsletters.

In this hands-on workshop, we’ll learn about easy-to-use graphic design tools, templates and resources that are available online for free or at low cost. Begin developing your own content plan – a useful way to take some of the guess-work out of engaging with supporters and the public at large. Find out how to focus your organization’s limited time and energy on a visual marketing approach that’s best aligned with your mission and resources.

Please note: Each participant must bring a laptop to this training session.

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ht-2019-logo-colour.tiny__1.pngMay 25, 2019, 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. / le 25 mai 2019, 10h30-13h00.
QAHN's 2019 Heritage Talks Series presents:
Conference: "Golden Rule Lodge: The Masonic History of Stanstead Quebec & Masonic Symbolism in Golden Rule Lodge No.5,” with Grant Myers of QAHN, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Golden Rule Lodge, 560 Dufferin, Stanstead, Qc. Luncheon to follow at the Colby-Curtis Museum, 535 Dufferin, Stanstead, Qc.
$15.00 for museum members / $20.00 for non-members.
Reservations required: 819-876-7322 / info@colbycurtis.ca.
Click here for the complete program!

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logo_0.pngMay 27, 2019, 7:00-8:30 p.m. / le 27 mai 2019, 19h00-20h30
QAHN's Communication Matters Conferences Series presents:
"May is for Memoir," with Jan Draper
A memory is a story waiting to be told. This year Quebec Heritage News magazine is planning to publish selected new works by Quebec writers who take part in the spring 2019 series of memoir-writing seminars offered through the Write here, Write now training initiative of Townshippers’ Association.

Is there a memorable time or event from your life that you’ve always wanted to put down down into words? Would you like the opportunity to share your story with readers from across Quebec and Canada? Get professional advice and feedback this spring during three free creative writing workshops, offered in partnership with the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN), publishers of Quebec’s only English-language history magazine.

Uplands Heritage and Cultural Centre, 9 Speid St., Lennoxville, Qc.
COST: NO CHARGE
Please reserve your place ASAP by calling (819) 566-5717.

About the teacher: Jan Draper taught English and International Studies at Champlain College-Lennoxville for most of her career. She has worked in South America, Europe and Asia. Giving creative writing workshops is one of her favourite activities along with spending time with friends and her animals.

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June 1-2, 2019 / le 1-2 juin 2019
Annual QAHN Convention & AGM /

Congrès annuel et AGA du RPAQ

Knowlton, Qc.

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Click here to download the registration form!

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ht-2019-logo-colour.tiny__1.pngJune 5, 2019, 7-8 p.m. / le 5 juin 2019, 19h00-20h00.
QAHN's 2019 Heritage Talks Series presents:
Conference: "A History of Gaspesian Fiddle Music," with Glenn Patterson & guest musicians. A presentation of traditional Gaspesian songs with a discussion about their origins and meanings. Benny Library, 6400 Monkland Ave., NDG, Montreal.
Free admission.
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ht-2019-logo-colour.tiny__1.pngJune 9, 2019, Time TBA / le 9 juin 2019, Horaire TBA.
QAHN's 2019 Heritage Talks Series presents:
Conference: "The Witch of New Mexico Road; Irish Folklore in the Eastern Townships," with Grant Myers of QAHN. Eaton Corner Museum, 374 Route 253, Eaton Corner, Qc.
Free admission.
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June 15-October 19, 2019 / 15 juin-19 octobre 2019
Exhibition / Exposition : "Waterways of the St. Fancis" / "Cours d'eau de la Saint-François"
Presented by the Colby-Curtis Museum in collaboration with QAHN / Présentée par le Musée Colby-Curtis en collaboration avec le RPAQ
Musée Colby Curtis Museum, 535, Dufferin, Stanstead, Qc.
Info: 819-876-7322

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daaq_panel_design_1-chinese_community.a_0.jpgJune 15-16, 2019 / 15-16 juin 2019
Exhibition / Exposition : "Diversity and Achievement in Anglophone Quebec" / "Diversité et réussites au Québec anglophone"
Produced by QAHN / Produite par le RPAQ
Hemmingford Archives / Archives Hemmingford
517, ave Champlain, Hemmingford, Qc.
Info: (450) 636-8686

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daaq_panel_design_1-chinese_community.a_0.jpgJune 22-29, 2019 / 22-29 juin 2019
Exposition / Exhibition : "Diversity and Achievement in Anglophone Quebec" / "Diversité et réussites au Québec anglophone"
Produced by QAHN / Produite par le RPAQ
Fairbairn House Heritage Centre / Maison Fairbairn
45 Wakefield Heights, Wakefield, Qc.
Info: (819) 778-3382

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daaq_panel_design_1-chinese_community.a_0.jpgJuly 9-14, 2019 / 9-14 juillet 2019
Exposition / Exhibition : "Diversity and Achievement in Anglophone Quebec" / "Diversité et réussites au Québec anglophone"
Produced by QAHN / Produite par le RPAQ
Cascapedia River Museum / Musée de la Rivière Cascapédia
275 QC-299, Cascapédia-Saint-Jules, Qc.
Info: Tel: (418) 392-5079

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daaq_panel_design_1-chinese_community.a_0.jpgJuly 29-August 7, 2019 / 29-7 aout 2019
Exposition / Exhibition : "Diversity and Achievement in Anglophone Quebec" / "Diversité et réussites au Québec anglophone"
Produced by QAHN / Produite par le RPAQ
Morrin Centre / le Centre Morrin
44 Chaussée des Écossais, Québec, Qc
Info: 418-694-9147

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daaq_panel_design_1-chinese_community.a_0.jpgAugust 18-24, 2019 / 18-24 aout 2019
Exposition / Exhibition : "Diversity and Achievement in Anglophone Quebec" / "Diversité et réussites au Québec anglophone"
Produced by QAHN / Produite par le RPAQ
Richmond County Museum / Musée du comté de Richmond
1161, Route 243, Melbourne Township, Qc.
Info: (819) 826-1332

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cc.jpgOctober 6, 2019 / le 6 octobre 2019
10 a.m.-4 p.m. / 10h-16h
3rd Annual QAHN Eastern Townships Heritage Fair / Foire du patrimoine des Cantons-de-l'Est RPAQ, 3e édition
Musée Colby-Curtis Museum
535, rue Dufferin, Stanstead, Qc