Intergenerational March to commemorate Orange Shirt Day
Saturday, September 30, 2023
Join the Faculties of Land and Food Systems and Applied Science for an intergenerational march to commemorate Orange Shirt Day (OSD). Members of the UBC community, families and those in solidarity are welcome to participate. The march is intergenerational, and aims to be educational and supportive to the Indigenous community on campus and beyond. Educational activities will allow younger participants to connect with the original inhabitants of the land and plant a seed to continue these conversations about a difficult era in Canadian history at home.
All Day Offerings
We encourage you to stop by the open area outside the UBC Bookstore to purchase food, educational materials, and t-shirts. Food trucks, a bannock maker, and the UBC Bookstore trailer will be on site from 11:45 a.m. to 3:.00 p.m.
T-shirt proceeds are donated to the Indian Residential School Survivors Society. If you would like to donate directly, please visit the IRSSS website.
Pacific Assistance Dogs Society training dogs and handlers will join attendees at the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre to provide support during the march.
Bathrooms will be open along the marching route. Locations TBD.
When: Saturday, September 30, 2023
Time: 11:45am to 3:00pm
Where: Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre
For full details, visit the Applied Science website.
Also on September 30th, the xʷc̓ic̓əsəm Garden, First Nations House of Learning, Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, and the Indigenous Land-Based Health, Wellness, and Education Research Cluster invite you to an All-Day Sacred Fire Ceremony at the xʷcı̓cəsəm Garden. See the full details here.