Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00
In partnership with the St. Clair Student Representative Council (SRC), Thames Students Inc. (TSI), and the University of Windsor’s Turtle Island Aboriginal Education Centre, Indigenous Student Services proudly presents A Conversation on Residential Schools with guest speaker Vanessa Kennedy of Red Quills.
Join Vanessa in conversation as she discusses the dark history of the residential school legacy, stories of survivors and the effect intergenerational trauma has had on survivors. As an intergenerational survivor of the residential school legacy, Vanessa courageously shares the stories of those who attended the Spanish Indian Residential School, Mohawk Institute Residential School, Mount Elgin Industrial School, and Shingwauk Indian Residential School. Attendees will be able to ask questions and interact with Vanessa as she shares these stories and as she explains why acknowledging residential school experiences are significant toward reconciliation.