Event: Our Legacy Our Hope

May 9, 2012

I’m looking forward to participating in this event at NYU:

Our Legacy Our Hope: Youth Perspectives on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

May 10, 2012 6:00pm – 7:30pm, 20 Cooper Square, New York, NYU, Journalism 7th Floor Commons

Jointly convened by the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University and The International Center for Transitional Justice, this evening will feature a mini-documentary screening and panel discussion on the intergenerational effects of the Indian Residential School and youth involvement in transitional justice processes.

“Our Legacy Our Hope,” a mini-documentary filmed, scripted, and edited by Canadian youth, depicts the proceedings of the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission Atlantic National Event from the perspective of intergenerational survivors of the Indian Residential Schools system. This short film will be presented by the student filmmakers and followed by a panel discussion examining the importance, the benefits, and the challenges of active youth participation in transitional justice mechanisms.

Panelists include:

Virginie Ladisch
Head of the Children and Youth Program at the International Center for Transitional Justice

Marie Wilson
Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (to be confirmed)

Naomi Angel
Ph.D. Student in Media, Culture, and Communication at investigating the ways in which Truth Commissions speak to issues of historical responsibility

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