Unable to attend this event? Don’t worry! It is available at www.trc.ca under “Compelled to Remember” running live from 3:00 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, November 4, 2012. (You’ll see that a spot for the webcast is already up on the site!)
Following the event, a recording will be available at www.livestream.com/trc_cvr
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) and the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs will co-present Compelled to Remember, Sunday, November 4 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto.
Survivors of the Holocaust and Residential Schools, their children and grandchildren will discuss the experiences of historical trauma and injustice, healing and recovery, the work of keeping memories alive, and reconciliation. The program will explore parallels and differences between the Jewish and Aboriginal legacies, and focus on the need of injured communities to remember and to speak.
Compelled to Remember is generously co-sponsored by RBC Foundation, and is part of the 32nd annual Holocaust Education Week (HEW) – eight days of educational, cultural and community programs across Greater Toronto and beyond sponsored by UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. One of the largest Holocaust educational forums of its kind, Holocaust Education Week features leading international voices in Holocaust history, pedagogy and cultural awareness.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was established as a result of the 2007 Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. Its mandate is to inform all Canadians about what happened in the 150-year history of the Residential Schools, and to guide and inspire a process of reconciliation and renewed relationships based on mutual understanding and respect.
What: Compelled to Remember
Where: Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, 16 Spadina Road, Toronto
When: Sunday November 4, 3:00 pm
For further information, please contact:
Len Rudner, Director, Community Relations and Outreach
The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs
416.638.1991 ext. 5147