What can you do this Orange Shirt Day?

September 30 is quickly approaching and with it, a day to recognize and honour those who have and continue to be affected by the residential school system. If you’re on or around campus on Orange Shirt Day, here are some things you can do to recognize this important day.

Visit the Centre
Stop by the RSHDC and browse our exhibition space during our open house drop in. We’ll have light refreshments and snacks on hand, along with Orange Shirt Day buttons. The Centre is here for the public to explore and learn from. If you’re curious about the origins of Orange Shirt Day, stop by our reading corner for the original book from Survivor Phyllis Webstad.

Listen to a panel on MMIWG
Justice is Calling: A Panel on Taking Up the Calls to Justice in the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will take place as part of the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies Lecture Series. Co-presented with Indigenous Legal Studies, and moderated by Patricia Barkaskas, Academic Director, Indigenous Community Legal Clinic, this lecture is open to the public. The panel features:

  • Sarah Hunt, Assistant Professor, Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies, University of British Columbia
  • Carly Teillet, Lawyer, Carly Teillet Law
  • Natalie Clark, Associate Professor & Chair of the School of Social Work and Human Services, Thompson Rivers University

Monday, September 30, 12:30-1:30 pm
Peter A. Allard School of Law
Room 122

Watch a play

If you’re looking for something more arts-based, the play, Dark Secrets: Witnessing Student-to-Student Abuse in the Indian Residential School System, will be read for the first time and aims to add to our knowledge, the on going destruction of Residential Schools.

Monday, September 30, 4:30 – 6 pm

The reading is free and will be held at 2715 West Mall

Learn more

Take a walk

Or simply take a reconciliation walk around UBC’s beautiful campus featuring various House Posts and artwork in the Museum of Anthropology, Xwi7xwa Library and the Belkin Gallery.