Following on last year’s successful public symposium on Community with Parliamentary poet laureate George Elliott Clarke, this year’s Humanities for Young People (HYP) program will host a symposium about Education and Reconciliation, at Halifax’s acclaimed new Central Library. This symposium will feature Charlene Bearhead and Lisa Robinson.

Ms. Bearhead is the current project coordinator for the Alberta Joint Commitment to Action: Education for Reconciliation, and co-chair of the Downie-Wenjack Fund Board of Directors. Ms. Robinson is Aboriginal Education Officer with Nova Scotia’s Human Rights Commission, and was instrumental in developing Dalhousie University’s new Indigenous Studies Minor.

Humanities for Young People (HYP) is a summer program for high-school students hosted by King’s. The theme for HYP 2017 is the Challenges of Reconciliation, and HYP is delighted to invite the Halifax community to this presentation featuring some of Canada’s leading Indigenous scholars and advocates. The event is free and open to the public.