Halton Hills Lecture Series: The Orange Shirt Story *Postponed*
History & heritage
Event postponed: this event will be rescheduled for spring 2022. We invite you to attend one of HHPL's other exciting Culture Days programs! 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. As part of Culture Days 2021, 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”, will be released in September, 2021. Registration required.
This event is free.
Halton Hills Public Library
For over a century the Halton Hills Public Library has provided space for people to create and collaborate. With branches in both Georgetown and Acton, it has become a main provider and presenter of arts and culture events in the community. For Culture Days this year, the Library will host a wide variety of activities for all age groups in various artistic disciplines. Please join us online or in branch to learn more about Culture Days at the Library, including the programs, venues, dates and times; as well as the arts and culture opportunities available in Halton Hills year-round. Plus, you can follow and engage with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube for the latest updates. For more information on library programs, services, hours of operation and access to the online catalogue, please visit www.hhpl.on.ca.
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For over a century the Halton Hills Public Library has provided space for people to create and collaborate. With branches in both Georgetown and Acton, it has become a main provider and presenter of arts and culture events in the community....
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