Cumberland College: Orange Shirt Day Call for Participants
Due to COVID 19 and the changes it has caused, Cumberland College will not be hosting the annual Orange Shirt Day Round Dance in September. Instead, in an effort to honor residential school survivors and the children that did not make it home, we will be creating a video to share with our students and with the public via our webpage and Facebook page.
We are looking for students and staff of ALL backgrounds that would be willing to participate in the video!
How Does It Work??
When classes start, College staff will videotape you sharing your answers to the following questions:
- What program are you in at Cumberland College?
- Have you participated in an Orange Shirt Day activity in the past?
- Why is it important for all communities to recognize Orange Shirt Day?
- What does Orange Shirt Day mean to you/why is it important to you?
- What is the message behind a Round Dance?
- What does the statement, “Every Child Matters,” mean to you?
- What can you do in your community to keep the Orange Shirt Day message alive throughout the year?
The videos of different students and staff will be edited by College staff and then shared on the College social media in late September.
To prepare for this, you may want to view the Youtube video, “Phyllis Webstad Orange Shirt Day Presentation.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3vUqr01kAk.
Sherilyn Coates, Student Engagement Coordinator will arrange for interested students and staff to be taped during September.
If you have any questions or are interested in participating in the video, please email Sherilyn at: [email protected].