September 29th is Orange Shirt Day here at TRU!
As part of their dedicated work Towards Indigenizing Higher Ed, bringing awareness of reconciliation and hope for Indigenous peoples, and a commitment to a safe and caring educational experience for ALL–which I’m sure we can ALL support–Gail Morong and Franzi Ng have organized a special Orange Shirt Day Contest here at Open Learning:
There are two ways to enter the Orange Shirt Day Contest:
- If you have an orange shirt and you’re ready to wear it to show your support for every child on September 29th, we’d like to see it! Please send Gail Morong or Franzi Ng a picture of yourself, or better yet a picture of your whole department sporting your orange attire! Your pictures will go into the Orange Shirt Day Album here on this website.
- Don’t have an orange shirt? No worries! We’ll get you suited up in a jiffy! You can easily win your very own official Orange Shirt if you answer these skill testing questions:
- What is the Orange Shirt Day slogan?
- Where, when and how did Orange Shirt Day begin?
- Why is September 30th a significant day?
- Who started the Orange Shirt Day project?
This is a wonderful opportunity to come together to show your support, to reflect on this part of our Canadian history, to commemorate and honour the healing journey, and keep the truth and reconciliation process alive.
With warm regards,
Gail, Dani & Franzi
P.S. The official Orange Shirt Day is Saturday, September 30. Thus, you will have TWO opportunities to sport your orange shirt and show you care!