Clara is a student at Concordia University, majoring in both Women Studies and Political Science. She grew up in Mexico and moved to Montreal in 2013 in order to pursue higher education. Currently, she’s a member of the board at RCFG* and a coordinator at the Women’s Studies Student Association at Concordia.
Architect by day, writer by night, community organizer the rest of the time, Éloïse Choquette has been a member of the Board of Rock Camp for Girls and Gender Non-conforming Youth Montreal since 2016. Multidisciplinary is at the heart of her community work as well as of her artistic and professional practices. Both a Université de Montréal and a McGill graduate, Éloïse is also currently a Concordia student, Her studies at Concordia focus on English literature and First People studies, interests that parallel her work as an artist and architect.
Eva Stone is an active musician on the Montreal Scene since 2001. She studied classic music in Vincent d'Indy's college, then went to study at UQAM in guitar interpretation. It is at l'UQAM that she developed an interest for sound ingeneering.She started experimenting with her solo project. She fronted several bands: ManyMental Mistakes, Les Zerreurs. She is known as a guitarist, singer, songwriter, but In 2011 she opened a venue called Jackie and Judy were she did the programmation and the sound. She as been a sound tech for 7 years and have been working several rooms in Montreal and around. Eva is a part of Sala/Vitrola/Casa tech team for 2 years now
Katey Wattam is of mixed settler and Anishinaabe ancestry who has been using theatre as a way to mine her body and the bodies of others for their blood memory; a weaving of past and present experiences and traumas with a text to reclaim and decolonize bodies, minds, and spaces. After completing an Honours B. A. in Drama & Theatre at McGill University, she founded Beige Theatre Co., which was nominated “Most Promising English Company” at the Montreal Fringe Festival for her direction of David Gow’s Cherry Docs.
Kiva Stimac, of Popolo Press, is an artist and printmaker who has been active in the Montreal poster scene for years, largely as the in-house designer for the many events associated with Casa del Popolo and La Sala Rossa, which she co-owns with her partner Mauro Pezzente.
Nadia Chaney is professionally active in spoken word, poetry, music, creative non-fiction, visual arts, performance art and performance installation. At the core of her practice is community art and the deep belief that creativity is a birthright not only of for humans but for every aspect of the world around us. As Director of Training at Partners for Youth Empowerment she has been able to help support thousands of youth and adults to develop their relationship to their creativity. She holds a Master’s degree in Imaginative Education and is a PhD candidate in Expressive Art Therapy at the European Graduate School.
Pamela Hart hails from New Zealand where she was an active member of the New Zealand Music community; booking and playing shows within the noise and punk scene as well as participating in many multi disciplinary shows and festivals. On moving to Montreal a decade ago she attended RECORDING ARTS CANADA, a sound program where she was one of only 2 women in the program. She finished top of the class and moved on to working as a live Sound technician. In the last 9 years she has toured Europe, Scandinavia, The UK, USA and Canada as a Front of House technician and sound teched in a least 20 venues across Montreal. She volunteers regularly for the Rock Camp for Girls* as their sound technician and has given workshops on live sound, tone and led discussion groups on women and non-binary artists in the music and tech world. She is currently on staff at the CASA/SALA/VITROLA venue ownership.
With a professional, and academic background in youth work and community development, Valentina has worked at the forefront of youth intervention initiatives for over 15 years. A long time volunteer for RCFG*, Valentina remains passionate about youth empowerment as a vessel for positive social change.