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Towards Truth events to bring awareness to residential schools

A trio of free events are being held in Guelph in the days ahead of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Sept. 30
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A painting from Guelph-based artist Eleni Bakopoulos, who will be part of a talk during the Towards Truth events next week.

Learn more about Canada's history with residential schools through a trio of events later this month.

The Rotary Club of Guelph presents Towards Truth, a collection of free events running Wednesday to Friday of next week, leading up to the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Sept. 30.

The Rotary Club, The Bookshelf and the Guelph Museum are hosting the events, which they said are "intended to communicate information that is publicly available but often not known by non-Indigenous people, as a means of assisting with the process of discovering truth and progressing to reconciliation."

Events include an exhibition and talk by Guelph-based artist Eleni Bakopoulos on Sept. 28 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Guelph Museum.

There's also two film screenings of Inconvenient Indian at the Bookshelf Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The third is a noon lunch and screening of the film Doctrine of Discovery on Sept. 30 at the Italian Canadian Club. There is a $20 charge for this event to pay for lunch.

There will also be updates provided on where things stand with the 94 calls to action in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Check the Rotary website for more information.