Truth and Reconciliation Part 1 | Where the Rivers Meet
November 18, 2020
Where the Rivers Meet
Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 | 4 PM - 5:30 PM | Via Zoom
Event organized by Hong Kal (Department of Visual Art & Art History)
Abstract: Jeff Thomas is an urban-based Iroquois, self-taught photo-based story teller, writer, public speaker, and curator, living in Ottawa, Ontario, and has works in major collections in Canada, the United States, and Europe. He was awarded the Canada Council's Duke and Duchess of York Award in Photography (1998), Royal Canadian Academy of Art (2008), The Karsh Award in photography (2008), the REVAL Indigenous Art Award (2017), and the Canada Council Governor General Award in the Visual and Digital Arts (2019) Thomas will present issues of the legacy of residential schools, the Indigenous voices, commemoration, and healing, based on his own art works and curatorial experiences.
The virtual event is presented by the Korean office for Research and Education (KORE) at York University which is funded by the Academy of Korean Studies.