Victoria Reconciliation Dialogue #4: Sir John A. Macdonald in Conversation

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A six-part series of conversations that will enable the community to explore together what Reconciliation could look like.

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Victoria Reconcilation Dialogues:

#4: Sir John A. Macdonald in Conversation

Monday, March 2, 2020 at 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. approx.

(Doors open at 5:30 p.m.)

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Guided by: Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Officer, Order of Canada and Mayor Lisa Helps

This conversation will open with a theatrical presentation to introduce the complex life and work of Sir John A. Macdonald. Participants will be asked to consider the politics of, and appropriate context for, monuments to controversial historical figures, including the City of Victoria's Sir John A. Macdonald statue.

Note: The purpose of the conversation is not to determine or debate the future home of the statue, but rather to help inform Council decision-making on next steps.

Guided by members of Lekwungen Nations and the City Family, Mayor Lisa Helps, members of City Council and special guests, the conversations will seek to build the community’s knowledge and understanding of Reconciliation – what it is, why it is needed, and why community conversations about Reconciliation are important.

The Dialogues will provide opportunities for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to come together to share their ideas and stories, and explore how we as a community can make the culture, history and modern reality of local Indigenous Peoples become present and apparent throughout the city, and understood and valued in people’s everyday lives.

Note: The end time will depend on the length of the conversation.

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