Orange Shirt Day 2020 at UVic – University of Victoria

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Orange Shirt Day 2020 at UVic – University of Victoria

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 202038 Views

September 15, 2020

Online events to include a conversation between UVic Chancellor Shelagh Rogers and Phyllis Webstad, whose story sparked the drive to recognize Orange Shirt Day.

Hundreds of students, faculty and staff in orange T-shirts gathered on the UVic Quad on a brilliant September day in 2019 to commemorate and honour the healing journey of residential school survivors and their families. That wasn’t the first year our community rcognized this solemn occasion, and it won’t be the last. This year, COVID-19 safety restrictions will keep us from coming together in person for an annual gathering. It hasn’t, however, disrupted plans for an extraordinary virtual Orange Shirt Day that will inspire UVic’s students, faculty, staff and alumni living in every part of the world to reflect on how our educational systems can bring together Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians in the spirit of reconciliation.

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