CCENA stands for the Community Centre for Engaged Narrative Arts. However, before we could move forward with the centre, we decided to hold two panels at McMaster University in order to ¬†begin to flesh out the terms we’ve used to define our center. On March 1, 2016, reaching out to people from various institutional and community¬†ties in the city, we held out first panel to discuss the term “Narrative Arts” to gain a sense of how the term informs the work of individuals across various communities, backgrounds and academic fields. Fruitful discussion not only helped us to engage with the important concerns and issues surrounding the term, but also gave us a sense of how we might shape the priorities of the Center for those who may be interested in joining.

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