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Orange Shirt Day Activities

Orange Shirt Day Activities
by Kerry - Monday, 23 September 2019, 7:45 AM

Bring Your Own Shirt (BYOS)

Join us for a free screen printing session, and get a special "Every Child Matters" design printed on your own orange t-shirt - just in time for Orange Shirt Day!

Where: Radstorm, 2177 Gottingen Street, Halifax
When: Sunday, September 29, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Price: Free (Just bring your own orange t-shirt)
Languages: Facilitators can speak English and French
Accessibility: Radstorm has a ramp to get in to the building, and we will be doing the screen printing on the first floor. 

What is Orange Shirt Day?
Orange Shirt Day is an event that started in 2013. Residential school survivor Phyllis Jack Webstad told her story about the first day she arrived at the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school, and had her new orange shirt taken away from her. Phyllis' experience is used today to teach students about residential schools and their assimilation practices.
Orange Shirt Day is celebrated on September 30th every year, because it is the time of year in which Indigenous children were historically taken from their homes to residential schools.
Wear an orange shirt this September 30th to remember our history and promise to never repeat it again, because Every Child Matters!