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“Community Justice Forum” featuring Donna-Michelle St. Bernard, Luke Reece and Yvette Nolan

May 4 @ 12:00 am - May 16 @ 12:00 am EDT


MAY 4-16, 2021

Join us for two weeks of community conversation. New Harlem is workshopping The First Stone, a play drawn from the stories of child abductees exploited in combat. The story is about the communities from which these children are stolen, and the determination to bring them home. This work requires us to consider the implications of our approaches to justice, beyond broad principles. We look to our communities for acts of restitution, restoration, reconciliation – at global, national institutional and interpersonal levels.

We want to consider how theory around justice manifests in our collective and individual lived experiences. We want to be challenged, informed, driven into reflection and action. The Justice Forum sets the table for a number of critical (and digital) conversations.

ASL interpretation is provided for all live sessions.

REGISTRATION is limited to 30 active participants in the room, but broadcasts are open to unlimited online audience.
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There are many events to attend curated by PGC Member Donna-Michelle St. Bernard which can be viewed here:

Specific events that include PGC Members include:

Tues, May 4th – 7pm
“A Common Experience”
This short film is a poetic exploration of the multi-generational effects of Canada’s Indian Residential School system, based on the personal trials of Aboriginal playwright Yvette Nolan. Followed by remarks from Marilyn Poitras. Click here for details.

Fri, May 7th – 7pm
“Dis Place”
An evening of inspiration featuring performances by Emmanuel Jal, Ravyn Wingz, Luke Reece and Gisy Mohamed.

Wed, May 12th – 7pm
“The First Stone Conversation”
Members of The First Stone creative team share in conversation around the relationship to the work. Led by directors Yvette Nolan and Tawiah Ben M’Carthy.


May 4 @ 12:00 am EDT
May 16 @ 12:00 am EDT
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