Come and experience the Forget Me Project Art Exhibition and continue your learning journey towards truth and reconciliation. An excellent complement to the Water Walk on Sept 30th.
Award-winning visual artist, Suendrini (Suen) Goonesekera’s body of work, entitled Artful Waste, has been featured in the series, Artistry Of God at Eglinton St. George United Church this past Spring. Now, two years in the making, Suen and sponsor the Peace With Justice group of ESG welcomes you to experience the Forget Me Project art exhibition.
The Forget Me Project was created in an effort to acknowledge and process, from the settler’s perspective, an awful time in Canadian history: Indian Residential Schools. This collaborative and multigenerational art initiative consists of 215 individual fabric hearts, each representing the life taken of an indigenous child who did not return from the Kamloops Indian residential school they were forced to attend.
The exhibit will be available the following dates / times, or contact Suen to arrange another time to experience the art. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sept 24 through October 3
Mon-Friday 12-2 pm, 5-8 pm
Saturday Sept 30
12 – 4 pm
If you feel moved to donate, funds will be collected to support the Downie & Wenjak Fund and also cover the expenses of the Forget Me Project, so that this public art collaboration initiative may continue to evolve and serve.
Reconciliation, the Church and you: An Evening in Dialogue
Deepen Your Experience; Continue the Learning
Friday Sept 29, 6:30-9 pm
Marking the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, we are hosting the Reconciliation and Indigenous Justice Animator of the United Church of Canada, Sara Stratton as part of an evening panel, followed by a reception, on Friday, Sept 29.
The dialogue will be followed by ample time for audience Q&A, and refreshments will be served.
We are still searching for volunteers to assist with hosting the exhibit through the week as well as at the evening event on Friday Sept. 29th at ESG. If you would be interested in helping out, please contact Maggie Wilkinson at Wilkinsonm18@gmail.com for more information.
We look forward to the opportunity to experience Suen’s art once more and to reflect on our own role in Reconciliation in the process.