In This Together Talking Circle – Mayne Is. Library
Mayne Island Reads title for 2018-2019:
In This Together: Fifteen Stories of Truth and Reconciliation.
The 15 essays written by indigenous and non-indigenous Canadians grapple with Canada’s colonial past and present, and explore ways to move forward with reconciliation and healing. Ten copies of the book were handed out at the National Indigenous Peoples’ Day event at the Mayne Is. School on June 21, 2018 and this year’s challenge will run right through June 21, 2019.
Part One: Read “In This Together”
Anyone hoping to read a copy can leave their name on the wait-list at the Mayne Island Library.
Part Two: Respond in the Sharing Book
This year’s reading challenge has a second part to it! That second part is: if you have experienced an “aha” moment, you are encouraged to write that moment down to be included in our community’s own collection. But, unlike the book we are reading, it does not need to be an essay. It could be: a poem, a song, a testimonial, a one line statement or if you like, an essay.
Part Three: Join the Talking Circle,
On Apr. 8, at 1:30 pm in the Library, join an opportunity to share thoughts about the book and inspire responses for inclusion in the Sharing Book/