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Apr 26
We Were Children film screening and panel discussion

Time 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Location Trafalgar - S235, 1430 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, Ontario, L6H2L1

Pam Damoff, MP for Oakville North-Burlington, is hosting a screening of the National Film Board’s feature film We Were Children followed by a panel discussion in S235 at Trafalgar Campus on Wednesday, April 26. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the film will begin screening at 6:30 p.m. The panel discussion from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. will include Sheridan’s Indigenous Initiatives Coordinator Elijah Williams, former police officer and social worker Stephen Paquette and Indigenous issues advocate Sherry Saevil.

About the film:

In this feature film, the profound impact of the Canadian government's residential school system is conveyed through the eyes of two children who were forced to face hardships beyond their years. As young children, Lyna and Glen were taken from their homes and  placed in church-run boarding schools, where they suffered years of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, the effects of which persist in their adult lives. We Were Children gives voice to a national tragedy and demonstrates the incredible resilience of the human spirit. Please note that this movie has been rated 14+ and is intended for a more mature audience.

RSVP:

Email pam.damoff@parl.gc.ca or use this Facebook link to confirm your attendance.

We Were Children - a National Film Board film