#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.

Over 200,000 people took to the streets of Montreal on March 22, many of whom were students from universities across Quebec.
— #PourunPrintemps

#PourunPrintemps closing event @LaTulipe - June 21, 2012. Video credit: La boite rouge.