September 30th is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day, commemorating the survivors of residential schools and intergenerational trauma, and the many children who did not come home. The TDSB will be marking Orange Shirt Day on Sept. 29th. To raise awareness of the upcoming day and the unmet calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, SOLE students created a temporary mural outside the entrance to the school. We spent the morning creating images and slogans, then used wheatpaste to affix them to the wall.
To learn more about Orange Shirt Day, its founder, Phyllis (Jack) Webstad, and how you can play an active role in reconciliation, visit https://orangeshirtday.org/.