Power of Memoir and Story Telling

Power of Memoir and Story Telling 


Community Event

May 15, 2019

Art Gallery of Ontario
Jackman Hall
317 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON M5T 1G4




Theodore Fontaine, former Chief of the Sagkeeng Ojibway First Nation and survivor of the Fort Alexander and Assiniboia Indian Residential Schools
Nate Leipciger, Nazi concentration camps and a death march survivor

The two will discuss the process of writing their memoirs, Broken Circle: The Dark Legacy of Indian Residential Schools: A Memoir and The Weight of Freedom.

The evening will both highlight the unique and personal nature of each of their experiences while also showing how their experiences intersect in this conversation about loss, trauma and the writing of memoir in the journey toward healing. Moderated by Leora Schaefer, Executive Director, Facing History and Ourselves Canada.

Facing History and Ourselves reaches millions of students worldwide every year. Using the lessons of history—and history in the making—Facing History equips teachers to help students confront prejudice, racism, and antisemitism, empowering them to become adults who change the world for the better.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
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Art Gallery of Ontario Jackman Hall
317 Dundas Street West
Toronto , ON