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On September 25th, Humber Lakeshore Campus will be flooded in orange shirts to spread awareness of the Residential School System with a Walk for Reconciliation. The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation happens on September 30th, originally and still colloquially known as Orange Shirt Day.
Why are we wearing orange shirts? Orange Shirt Day honors Residential School Survivors, which include those who are living and who passed on, along with those who never made it home. Orange Shirt Day also honors families and intergenerational survivors of the impact of the residential school system in Canada. Orange Shirt Day originated in British Columbia in 2013 and has evolved into a nation-wide symbol that represents acknowledging residential schools are a part of our history and the awareness of the assimilation of the children forced into the Residential School System. Indigenous and Non-Indigenous people can wear orange to honor to raise awareness and honor those mentioned.
Taking place at the Humber Lakeshore Campus, participants who register will walk a 1.5km accessible route. Participants will gather in the field between the L Commons and cottages at the Lakeshore Campus in prior to the 10am start time. Click here for an interactive map of Humber's Lakeshore Campus.