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Students | Faculty+Staff | Vancouver | 09.29.20

Vancouver Common Hour: Orange Shirt Day

Vancouver hosts its first Fall 2020 Common Hour in support of Orange Shirt Day in Canada. The lecture will focus on the history and impacts of the Residential School System with Wesley Scott from the Indian Residential School Survivors Society.

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Then on Wednesday, September 30, Adler University will recognize Orange Shirt Day. Please wear an orange shirt to your classes this day to acknowledge the survivors of the residential school system in Canada.

This day was started by Phyllis Webstad of Williams Lake, BC, who was taken to a residential school in 1973. Upon arrival at the Mission school, she was stripped of her favourite orange shirt.

Residential School called Indian Boarding Schools were also used in the United States.

Stand in solidarity with the survivors of this system on Wednesday, September 30 by wearing orange.



Orange Shirt Day Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

How can I purchase an Orange Shirt Day t-shirt?
Buy Orange Shirt Day here! $3.25 from each shirt will go to the work of the Orange Shirt Day Society. You can also wear an orange shirt you already own or you can find other online retailers selling the Orange Shirt Day t-shirts.

What is Orange Shirt Day?
“September 30 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.”





September 29, 2020


3:00 - 4:00 pm PST

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