Orange Shirt Day

September 29, 2017

Wear an orange t-shirt on Friday September 29th and come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for future generations and continue the discussion of residential schools.

Orange Shirt Day grew out of Phyllis Webstad’s account of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school. September 29th has been declared Orange Shirt Day annually, in recognition of the harm the residential school system did to children's sense of self-esteem and well-being, and as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that everyone around us matters.

The day's events will include tile decorating in the Indigenous students centre from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and a documentary screening with Indigenous artist Alsena White from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., also in the Indigenous students centre.
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