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Orange Shirt Day at CKPL

Chatham-Kent Public Library will commemorate Orange Shirt Day on September 30. In addition to wearing orange shirts, CKPL branches are displaying books on important topics surrounding truth and reconciliation, residential schools and indigenous issues.

Orange Shirt Day is a day to commemorate the residential school experience, to witness and honour the healing journey of the survivors and their families, and to commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation. Lana Parenteau, Chatham-Kent’s Indigenous Peer Navigator, says of the initiative, “It’s about community. It’s about bringing awareness to the community. CKPL can help with this, as they have branches across Chatham-Kent.”

Chatham-Kent Public Library is pleased to partner with Lana and many other community members to offer the supplies to make Orange Shirt pins to patrons at all library branches. Stop by and pick up your kit and make yourself an Orange Shirt pin, make a pin for a friend, or grab a kit for a neighbor.

Thanks to the generosity of the community, these kits are free! If you make several pins, and would like to bring them to the library, they will be returned to partners for distribution or local fundraising purposes.

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