Dear Friends of C.A.R.E.,
It’s been a few weeks since you’ve heard from us as we have all been swamped with day-to-day things in our lives.
Our goal going forward is to host a monthly presentation/discussion and/or sharing circle, to take place on Zoom on the 3rd Wednesday of every month.
We will record these sessions, so those who can’t attend can still watch the presentation portion of each session. We will make these private links available following each session.
Immediately after the presentation/discussion, we will continue with an unrecorded private discussion giving people an opportunity to share if they wish to, with the cameras turned off.
We realize we didn’t publish anything around National Truth and Reconciliation day, so we will be presenting our first sharing circle on Wednesday, November 17th at 7:00 pm (PT). The topic will be, ‘What did you do on Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Day and what can we do every day to continue on this journey together?”
Please join us for one or all of the Sharing Circles. Everyone is welcome. You don’t have to be a musician or in the music business to join!
Upcoming Fall and Winter Sharing Circles
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
7:00 pm (PST) on Zoom (details below)
Sharing Circle Topic: National Truth & Reconciliation Day with special guest Phyllis Webstad. Phyllis will be joining us to share her story and talk about how it inspired the Orange Shirt Movement which led to the slogan Every Child Matters. What did you do on Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Day on September 30? What can we do every day to continue on this journey together?
Special Guest: Phyllis Webstad
Phyllis Webstad is Northern Secwpemc (Shuswap) from the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation (Canoe Creek Indian Band). She comes from mixed Secwepemc and Irish/French heritage, was born in Dog Creek, and lives in Williams Lake, BC. Today, Phyllis is married, has one son, a step-son and five grandchildren. She is the Executive Director of the Orange Shirt Society, and tours the country telling her story and raising awareness about the impacts of the residential school system. She has now published two books, the “Orange Shirt Story” and “Phyllis’s Orange Shirt” for younger children.
She earned diplomas in Business Administration from the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology; and in Accounting from Thompson Rivers University. Phyllis received the 2017 TRU Distinguished Alumni Award for her unprecedented impact on local, provincial, national and international communities through the sharing of her orange shirt story.
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
7:00 pm (PST) on Zoom (details below)
Sharing Circle Topic: Murdered & Missing Indigenous Women, Girls and Two Spirits with special guest Brenda Wilson who is the BC Family Information Liaison for MMIWG2S+. She is also the sister of Ramona Wilson.
Highway of Tears by author Jessica McDiarmid
Brenda Wilson, Gitskan Nation, lives in Lheidli T’enneh Territory. Brenda has been working for decades to raise the profile of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, based on the ongoing lived experience of her own family, and her extensive community and advocacy work with entities such as the Prince George Red Dress Society, and as a Coordinator for theHighway of Tears Initiative at Carrier Sekani Family Services. She also continues to work toward the well-being of communities across northern BC as a Support Worker (Prince George Office) with the BC Family Information Liason Unit, Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General.
Save The Dates
Winter 2022 Sharing Circle Dates
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 7:00 pm (PST)
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 7:00 pm (PST)
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 7:00 pm (PST)
ZOOM DETAILS: To participate, click the link below
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