Public event: Redeeming the Past – 26th March / SOLD OUT

28 February 2024

In collaboration with the First Peoples Justice Centre, the CSJR invites you to an evening of encounters between two exceptional men, Michael Lapsley from South Africa, and Tom Dearhouse from Kahnawake.

  • Michael Lapsley is an anti-apartheid activist, peacemaker and founder of the Healing Memories workshop in South Africa. 
  • Tom Dearhouse is an Elder and Knowledge Keeper in the Mohawk community of Kahnawake, and works in healing at Kahnawake Shakotiia’takehnhas Community Services.

Evening program:

  • From 5pm: Buffet made by Chef Swaneige
  • 6pm: Opening and cleansing ceremony
  • Michael Lapsley and Tom Dearhouse share their personal stories and commitments, followed by a period of exchange.
  • Sharing circle
  • Dances by Owen Mayo (Kahnawake) and Kwena Boivin (Wemotaci)

Event details:

  • Location: First Peoples Justice Centre, 3500 avenue Laval, Montreal, Quebec H2X 3C8
  • Date and time: Tuesday, March 26, 6 p.m-8:30 p.m
  • Free
  • Seating limited to 50 people
  • Registration: click hereThis event is sold out (March 9). Possibility to register on the waiting list.

For any questions, please contact Estelle Drouvin: / 514 933-3737 ext. 1.

From March 20 to 30, the CSJR will be honored to welcome Michael Lapsley, an anti-apartheid activist, peacemaker and founder of the Healing Memories workshop. For more information on Michael Lapsley, click here.

He will be hosting a workshop in Trois-Rivières (sold out), meeting with various groups including aboriginal, Jewish, Muslim and Anglican leaders; participating in exchanges at Mc Gill University’s innovative B21 space (for researchers and students from all disciplines) and in a circle at the Waseskun Healing Center, for aboriginal men who have been through the justice system.

In the midst of his busy week, we’re delighted to offer you the chance to meet him at this public event on March 26. Don’t miss it!

The CSJR thanks the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch of Health Canada for its support.

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