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Orange Shirt Awareness Day with Cree Elder Rita Arcand
September 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
The in-person portion of this event is FULL. Please click on the above link to attend virtually on Zoom.
Join us for an afternoon with an Indigenous facilitator, who will explore the impacts of Residential Schools, Intergenerational Trauma on Indigenous People. Participants will have a chance to listen and learn, then engage with the facilitator by asking questions. The afternoon will be finished with a small activity in order to commemorate orange shirt awareness day. This workshop will be held in-person at the Women’s Centre while following Alberta Health guidelines. In-person session is now full, but click here for remote access, or email RSVP@womenscentrecalgary.org. This workshop is open to women-identifying individuals only.
“There is a misconception out there that this is only First Nations history. It is part of Canadian history. All Canadians have a responsibility to learn about what happened in the residential schools. Doing so will help the general population understand First Nations people better. There are still a lot of misconceptions, negativity, and hostility towards First Nations people. This is a positive step towards building a more authentic relationship. When we understand each other better we can move forward together.”
— Dr. Wenona Victor, UFV Indigenous Studies instructor.
Due to health guidelines, we will be limiting the number of registrants in workshops so please let us know if you are unable to attend. In the Women’s Centre we ask that participants socially distance and wear a mask during workshops. We will have masks and hand sanitizer available. To maintain a healthy and safe community, we trust that each person will conduct a personal self-assessment before coming to the Centre. We ask that you do not attend the event if you have a fever (38C or 100F and up) or new or worsening cough. Unless related to a pre-existing condition, do not attend if you have sore throat, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or abdominal pain, shortness of breath, if you have travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days or if you have had contact with anyone with COVID-19.