Vancouver Writers Fest

48. Educating with the Witness Blanket

The Vancouver Writers Fest presents
48. Educating with the Witness Blanket

KIRSTIE HUDSON, CAREY NEWMAN

Revered Indigenous artist Carey Newman and co-author Kirstie Hudson educate on acknowledging the trauma inflicted on Indigenous peoples by the residential school system, and pay tribute to stories of loss, strength and resistance required for healing.

How can we meaningfully engage our communities and our children in discussions about reconciliation? In this conversation for adults, educators and students, Indigenous artist Carey Newman and co-author Kirstie Hudson speak to The Witness Blanket: a collection of photos, letters, hockey sticks, braids, bricks, dolls and other hundreds of items that reside in this living work. In Coast Salish tradition, these blankets uplift the spirit, protect the vulnerable or honour the strong. Newman and Hudson will speak to how we can acknowledge the trauma inflicted on Indigenous peoples by the residential school system, and pay tribute to stories of loss, strength and resistance required for healing.

Presented in partnership with Vancity.

Suitable for grades 10-12 and adults.

Friday, October 25 at 10:15am
Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright St


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$20 - Regular
$18 - Members/Seniors
$15 - Youth (under 30)

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When & Where

Waterfront Theatre
Plenty of tickets
Friday, October 25
10:15 AM