Film Screening and community conversations: Atwater reads the TRC
Earlier this year, former IDLG member and Project Coordinator Tiffany Ashoona participated in the palnning and grant-writing process for a series of community events that is about to begin just down the street from Concordia's downtown campus. Atwater reads the TRC kicks off with a free film screening on Thursday, August 31, and continues with community conversations every other Thursday evening. For more information, visit their website: www.atwaterlibrary.ca/news/atwater-reads-the-trc/
excerpts from atwaterlibrary.ca:
In the spirit of nationwide reconciliation, the Atwater Library is hosting Atwater Reads the TRC, a guided community reading of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, to help build meaningful and open relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in the Montreal region.
The co-facilitators of the reading series are Mi’kmaq poet and critic Shannon Webb-Campbell and settler scholar Dr. Sarah Henzi (Université de Montréal).
Shannon and Sarah will facilitate group conversations based on readings, section by section, of the summary volume of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. This 2015 report contains 94 Calls to Action to address the legacy of Canada’s residential school system. The Library will provide a copy of the summary volume to each registrant.
Project coordinator Shannon Webb-Campbell invites Montreal-area Indigenous and non-Indigenous residents to register for the following events by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.