Chris Benjamin, author of Indian School Road, to read at UPEI
September 4, 2015
Chris Benjamin is a well-known fiction and features writer. His latest book, Indian School Road: Legacies of the Shubenacadie Indian Residential School, won the 2013 Dave Greber Freelance Book Award.
On Friday, September 18, Chris Benjamin will be sharing his new book on campus at UPEI during a brown bag lunch to be held in the Main Faculty Lounge from 12:00-1:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The event takes place soon after the publication of the Summary Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In an interview with the CBC’s Peter Mansbridge on June 1, Justice Murray Sinclair stated, “Education is the key to reconciliation.” It is in this spirit that the UPEI community and members of the public are gathering together with Chris Benjamin to discuss Legacies of the Shubenacadie Indian Residential School.
The Faculty of Education and the UPEI Aboriginal Students’ Association are organizing the event.
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