Today we begin our annual recognition of Ally Week here at Red River College.
- Ally Week is a time for us at Red River College to acknowledge all 325 of our College Allies, along with an additional 73 community Allies.
- Ally week is a time to thank our Allies for who they are and for helping to make our College and our communities a welcoming space for all of us, not just some of us.
- Ally week is also a time for us to commit to being better Allies.
Friday Sept 30th is Orange Shirt Day
One way Red River College is celebrating Ally week is by working with Indigenous Education and Student Support to recognize Orange Shirt Day. Orange Shirt Day occurs annually on Sept 30th and recognizes the harms done to our Indigenous communities, friends and family by the Residential School System.
Allies interrupt oppression whenever they see it, hear it or experience it. Residential Schools were tools of oppression. During this time of truth & reconciliation Red River College can take the day to affirm our Ally’ship with our Indigenous & Two Spirit communities.
Drop by and check out the displays at the libraries both at the Exchange District & Notre Dame Campuses.
For information on becoming an Ally or our LGBTT* Initiative please contact the Red River College Diversity Initiatives Coordinator, Bradley West. email@example.com, 204.632.2016