Human Books: Reconciliation

Human Books are designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge prejudices through dialogue. Organized by Grade 4/5 students at École Pauline Johnson, this event invites people of all ages to hear from two people deeply affected by residential schools: Gwen Harry and Deanna Lewis.

All are welcome, but space is limited. Online registration is encouraged to guarantee your spot.​​

A note from the organizers

The French Immersion students organizing this event have been learning about Canada’s residential schools and were profoundly affected by its devastating and long-lasting impact on survivors and future generations. Wanting to make a difference in their community, the Human Books event is their way to engage everyone wanting to participate in the reconciliation process with local First Nations Peoples. This is an opportunity to honour our connection to the First Peoples on the North Shore and to support our students’ authentic and heartfelt action.

Sunday, June 3, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Welsh Hall

For more information, visit or contact the Youth Department at 604.925.7408 or wvmlyouth@westvanlibrary.ca

This program is now fully registered. Please contact the Department listed above to ask if there is a waiting list.

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