Brock will commemorate the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Friday, Sept. 30.
Formerly known as Orange Shirt Day, the day of reflection is meant to honour and remember the more than 150,000 Indigenous children forced to attend residential schools across Canada.
While the University will remain open, no classes are scheduled, giving students the opportunity to learn about and reflect on the legacy and ongoing impact of Canada’s residential school system.
The Brock community is encouraged to wear orange and take part in activities planned both on campus and in the surrounding community, including reflection activities hosted by the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation.
The Brock University Library will screen Indigenous films from the National Film Board of Canada from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Classroom B of the Matheson Learning Commons.
Events are also happening across the Niagara region, including a Recognition of Survivors taking place at the Niagara Parks Power Station from 10 to 11 a.m.
Brock is also sponsoring the Niagara Regional Native Centre’s powwow, devoted to residential school survivors, Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Meridian Centre from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Links and resources can be found at brocku.ca/ndtr