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Project to document multicultural landscape of Windsor-Essex

With more than 170 ethnicities represented, Windsor-Essex is Canada’s fourth most-diverse community.

Second-year digital journalism students in professor Marty Gervais’ class, “Collaborative Studio II,” will map that landscape in a series of stories published in the online newspaper the30.ca and culminating in a short documentary film and photo exhibit.

For the project, entitled The Mosaic: Windsor’s Diversity, students will spend the semester venturing into the various ethnic communities of Windsor to gather the stories of immigrants who have made this part of southwestern Ontario their home.

A launch event Wednesday, January 21, will give the students a chance to interview Windsor mayor Drew Dilkens, Windsor-Tecumseh MPP Percy Hatfield and David M. Amyot of the Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County. It begins at 4 p.m. in the Windsor Star News Café, 300 Ouellette Avenue.

If you have a story to share or would like more information about the event or the project, contact promotions manager Sarah Lau at 519-817-1716 or e-mail lau1t@uwindsor.ca.

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