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Tuesday, March 1, 2022 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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Every year on September 30th, we wear orange shirts to honour residential school survivors. Orange Shirt Day grew out of Phyllis Webstad’s story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at residential school, told for the first time in May 2013. It has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually. For this lecture, Phyllis Webstad joins us to discuss the origins of the Orange Shirt Story.

Phyllis Webstad is Northern Secwpemc (Shuswap) from the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation (Canoe Creek Indian Band). She comes from mixed Secwepemc and European heritage, was born in Dog Creek, and lives in Williams Lake, BC. She is the Ambassador and Founder of the Orange Shirt Society, and tours the country telling her story and raising awareness about the impacts of the residential school system. She has now published two books,” The Orange Shirt Story" and "Phyllis's Orange Shirt" for younger children, and co-authored Orange Shirt Society’s “Orange Shirt Day”. Her third book, “Beyond the Orange Shirt Story”, was released September, 2021.

This lecture will be held virtually over Zoom. Registration closes March 1 at noon. A Zoom link will be sent to participants by 4 pm on the day of the program. Please note: this session is happening live and will not be recorded.

Program offered in partnership with CFUW-Georgetown.


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