A mobile exhibit designed to raise awareness about the history and legacy of Residential Schools in Canada is arriving to the University of Manitoba’s Bannatyne Campus tomorrow.
The exhibit, “100 Years of Loss – The Residential School System in Canada”, is a project of the Legacy of Hope Foundation, a national Aboriginal charitable organization.
The bilingual exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will be opened tomorrow at 2 p.m. It will run until Feb. 16.
This exhibit will not only sensitize and educate Canadians, but it will also challenge stereotypes and fosters a dialogue between people.
The Legacy of Hope Foundation’s mandate is to educate, and raise awareness and understanding of the legacy of Residential Schools, including the effects and intergenerational impacts on First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, and to support the ongoing healing process of Residential School Survivors.
What: 100 Years of Loss exhibit (www.legacyofhope.ca/projects)
When: Thursday, February 9, 2012, 2:00 p.m., until February 16, 2012.
Where: Brodie Atrium, 727 McDermot Ave., Bannatyne Campus
For more information contact Sean Moore, Marketing Communications Office, University of Manitoba, 204-474-7963 (firstname.lastname@example.org).