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May 5th – Discussion with Huronia Survivors

Posted Apr 30th, 2016 in events

May 5th – Discussion with Huronia Survivors

Featured Speakers: 
Harold Dougall
Cindy Scott
Patricia Seth
Marie Slark

Date: Thursday May 5th, 2016
Time: 1pm to 3pm

Location: Room 140, HNES Building, York University
Quiet Spaces: Rooms 141 and 142, HNES

This event will take place on the ground floor of the HNES Building. The building is accessible by wheelchair and includes two accessible and gender neutral washrooms.

The closest drop-off point for WheelTrans is the Osgoode Parking Lot, number 82 on this map: http://maps.info.yorku.ca/files/2013/02/KEELE_Map_Accessibility.pdf

Elder Philip Cote of the Tecumseh Collective will conduct a smudging ceremony at 1pm. During the ceremony, sweet grass will be burned.

Event Description: 
The Huronia Regional Centre in Orillia was a total institution built and run by the Ontario government to warehouse people labeled as intellectually disabled. Since its doors closed in 2009, survivors have worked tirelessly to raise awareness about the experience of institutionalization and to seek justice for those institutionalized.
Join Harold Dougall and Cindy Scott, who advocate on behalf of those buried in unmarked graves on Huronia grounds; and Patricia Seth and Marie Slark, key litigants in a multi-million dollar settlement against the government of Ontario as they share histories of institutionalization.

Space is limited, please send accommodation requests and RSVP to cdssa@yugsa.ca
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