"We are interested in understanding more about experiences of solidarity with people from the South."
This project is a qualitative inquiry into historical transnational relational experiences of solidarity. It asks those from the North who have committed their lives to transnational social justice movements about their lives and the ways they have made meaning about their experiences of solidarity. We will begin with two different cohorts of research participants; Canadians who committed to the Nicaraguan revolution (1960 - the 70s) and Canadians who founded L'Arche communities in Canada and in the Global South (1970s-80s). We are interested in understanding more about their experiences of solidarity, the ways their lives were shaped by these experiences and the ways they make sense of their decades-long commitment to transnational solidarity. We are interested in reflections from research participants at this particular time as it is the 40th anniversary of the Nicaraguan revolution and L'Arche is going through a time of reckoning with recent revelations about the founder of the movement.