TORONTO, Oct. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - As Canadians commemorate Remembrance Day and Holocaust Education Week in November, the role of journalists is often overlooked — despite their vital role in sharing stories of the people who lived through these traumatic milestones of history.
From Canadian war veterans to Holocaust survivors, from the fallout of Canada's residential school system to the victims of sexual assaults, journalists document the suffering and the survival of these witnesses.
Join The Canadian Association of Journalists & Ryerson University Journalism Course Union along with a distinguished panel for a discussion on interviewing survivors: best practices and ethical considerations of journalism and remembrance.
Ted Barris, author of Victory at Vimy, Deadlock in Korea, and Breaking the Silence. Centennial College Journalism professor.
Carol Ann Davidson, broadcast journalist, interviewer with the Azrieli Foundation.
Katerie Akiwenzi-Damm, Anishnaabe writer, founder and managing editor of Kegedonce Press. Contributor to Speaking My Truth.
Andrea Litvack, Director, Master of Social Work program at University of Toronto, professor of interviewing at Munk School of Global Affairs.
Tuesday Nov. 20, 2012
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)
2nd Floor Oakham Lounge
63 Gould Street
CAJ members: $5.
(CAJ memberships available here)
General admission- $15 (at the door) or $10 for pre-ordered tickets.
Register here to reserve a seat, including students with free admission.
Refreshments will be served from 8 to 9 p.m.
SOURCE: Canadian Association of Journalists
For further information:
Ellin Bessner email@example.com
National Director, Canadian Association of Journalists, Toronto Chapter
416 289-5000 ext 8826
Ryerson Journalism Course Union president