Power of Memoir and Storytelling

Power of Memoir and Storytelling

The Power of Memoir and Storytelling: What Can We Learn from the Trauma of the Past?

Theodore Fontaine, former chief of the Sagkeeng Ojibway First Nation and survivor of the Fort Alexander and Assiniboia Indian Residential Schools, is joined for this special event by Nate Leipciger, who as a teenager survived several Nazi concentration camps and a death march. 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. 

This event is co-presented with The Azrieli Foundation's Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program.

Admission is Free, but registration is required.  

Venue/Directions:  https://ago.ca/visit

Book signing to follow the program.

Photo Courtesy of the Azrieli Foundation


Art Gallery of Ontario
Jackman Hall
317 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON M5T 1G4
 May 15, 2019
 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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