Orange Shirt Day and National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, September 30
Each year on September 30, people across Canada wear orange and participate in Orange Shirt Day events to recognize and raise awareness about the history and legacies of the residential school system in Canada.
This year, September 30 will also mark the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – an opportunity to recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools.
Members of the UBC community are encouraged to honour the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, whether through personal reflection, education and awareness activities or by participating in events within your communities.
The Faculty of Land and Food Systems will be participating with other science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) Faculties this year in the following events:
- Wednesday, Sept. 29: The 94 TRC Calls to Action: A Participatory Reading
- Thursday, Sept. 30: Intergenerational March for Orange Shirt Day – Joint STEM faculty Event
Other campus events include:
- Monday, Sept. 27: “Returning Home and Pathways to Reconciliation” Film screening and conversation with Orange Shirt Day originator Phyllis Webstad
- Tuesday, Sept. 28: It Starts with Us: Truth Telling: A First Step Toward Reconciliation
To help each of us advance our understanding of residential school history, consider exploring or participating in the following:
- Tour the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre website, which provides access to various educational materials, including a page focused on raising awareness about Orange Shirt Day.
- Read the UBC Beyond story 6 ways to deepen your understanding of Indian residential school history.