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Jasper Place High School Grade 11 student, Farrah Ochiese’s design has been selected as the logo for the 2019 Orange Shirt Program! It will be featured on the front of the official Alberta Orange Shirt, worn to honour Residential School Survivors and to promote ongoing Reconciliation.
Ochiese entered the contest after learning about it from one of her teachers. Ochiese, whose family originates from Driftpile First Nation in Treaty 8 territory, describes her artwork as “a mother trying to keep her children safe, under her wing, within her.” “It’s scary losing a child in a mother’s vision, something you grew to love and raise.” Ochiese wants all Albertans to know that “all children are precious – they’re our next generation.”
Orange Shirt Day
Friday, September 27th
Orange Shirt Day is a growing movement of reconciliation and remembering the legacy of residential schools in Canada. Wearing an Orange Shirt acknowledges the harm done by residential schools and honours those who survived and those who did not. Learning about residential schools and their legacy and wearing an Orange Shirt shows a commitment to the principle that Every Child Matters. The official day is September 30th. However, this year, we will be recognizing Orange Shirt Day on September 27th.
The Alberta Labour History Institute is hosting a free weekend workshop in Edmonton to commemorate the international workers’ rising of 1919.
While the event is free, our need to purchase sufficient food for attendees and to ensure that we are not overtaxing the capacity of the Ukrainian Hall requires people to pre-register in order to attend.
Contact ALHI president Alvin Finkel at email@example.com by October 4th to register for the event and indicate what portion you will be attending, whether you have any food allergies, and if you will require childcare.
The attached document outlines the program for the event. Please copy it to whatever social media sites you participate in and/or let everyone in your e-mail directory know!
919 GREAT LABOUR REVOLT CENTENNIAL COMMEMORATION
October 11 & 12, 2019
Ukrainian Centre, 11018-97 Street, Edmonton
Canadians will vote for a new federal government on October 21, 2019.
That’s just over a month from now. We need to be ready to help elect a government that will stand up for workers and their families.
Join us for election training on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Register now:
Join fellow union members and labour leaders to hear about the movement’s national campaign: A Fair Canada for Everyone. You’ll also connect with activists in your area.
The training will run from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will take place at Hudsons Pub, 10307 Whyte Ave, Edmonton, AB T6E 1Z9.
Let’s make sure our voices are heard during this election.
See you then.
Marie Clarke Walker
Canadian Labour Congress, the national voice of Canada’s unions