(Doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas Street
Guided by Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Officer, Order of Canada and Mayor Lisa Helps, this free community conversation will open with a theatrical presentation to introduce the complex life and work of Sir John A. Macdonald. Participants will be asked to consider the politics of, and appropriate context for, monuments to controversial historical figures, including the City of Victoria's Sir John A. Macdonald statue.
Note: The purpose of the conversation is not to determine or debate the future home of the statue, but rather to help inform Council decision-making on next steps.
The Victoria Reconciliation Dialogues is a six-part series of conversations that will enable the community to explore together what Reconciliation could look like on Lekwungen territory.