the City of Thunder Bay & the City’s Anti-Racism & Respect
Advisory Committee presents
Elimination of Racial Discrimination
13th Annual Celebration Breakfast
Thursday, March 21, 2019 | 7:30 - 9:00 am Victoria Inn
A New Way Forward
Guest Speaker: Tanya Talaga
The keynote speaker for 2019 will be Tanya Talaga, the acclaimed author of Seven Fallen Feathers, which was the winner of the RBC Taylor Prize, the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, and the First Nation Communities Read Award: Young Adult/Adult; a finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Nonfiction Prize and the BC National Award for Nonfiction; CBC’s Nonfiction Book of the Year, a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book and a national bestseller.
Centuries of history come to bear in Thunder Bay, the city by Lake Superior. Once a traditional meeting place for the Ojibwe, this city is part of Canada’s long story, one that has experienced its share of kindness and pain, love and loss. Now it is time to come together to find a new path towards understanding so that all who call Thunder Bay home feel as though they belong. We are all to blame for our past, and therefore, we can all have a hand in prevention, and a new way forward.
Tanya’s inspiring keynote will touch on:
- how the community did not look after their children, and thereby allowed them to be lost
- the positive changes that have already taken place in Thunder Bay to better support children
- what more could be done by the community to make it safer
- what more each community member can do to support a safer, more welcoming community
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For more information,
please contact Pat Forrest at firstname.lastname@example.org.