Rochester’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day Committee and The Little Theatre are co-sponsoring a viewing of “Home from School: The Children of Carlisle” on Wed., Sep. 27 at 7:00 p.m. at The Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue, Rochester, New York.
All are invited to attend this event to learn more about boarding schools the United States government put in place to brutally separate children from their families and culture, organizers say.
A panel discussion led by two Indigenous women will follow the viewing at about 8:00 p.m.
Event organizers say Rochester is the first major city in New York State to proclaim the second Mon. in Oct. as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. “We will celebrate this year on Oct. 9, 2023 in Genesee Valley Park from 11 a.m. to sunset at the Roundhouse,” the organizers said.
On Sat., Sep. 30, 2023 they plan to honor the children of boarding schools with a walk from Lake Riley up to Cobbs Hill reservoir. If you wish to drive to the reservoir, they plan to arrive at about 10:30 a.m. for speakers and music.
Participants are requested to wear orange to show support. Nya-weh [thank you].