#PourunPrintemps: A Quebec-wide Collaboration Around the Events of the Spring of 2012
In 2012, citizen protests shook the province of Quebec around the question of education, and eventually led to a near year-long episode of walks, events, publications and debates, now referred to as the Printemps Érable.
At that time, Carine Valleau, founder of STORIES FOR HUMANITY, experimented with the idea of a politically neutral, free and inclusive discussion platform. She led a pilot project under the title #PourunPrintemps with the help of many collaborators, including STORIES' current Board VP, Claudel Pétrin-Desrosiers.
The result was outstanding: close to 300 participants to a collective publication including stories, articles, project proposals, mission statements, videos and artwork; 1 000 copies of this 306p, full color publication sold across Quebec and in France; over 600 guests at the closing event and publication launch, which included significant media presence.