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Mon 5/8, 2023, 7:30pm
Seattle Arts & Lectures presents
Connie Walker
Stolen: Surviving St. Michael’s
Seattle Arts and Lectures: Connie Walker with Wudan Yan

Last May, Connie Walker came upon a story about her late father she’d never heard before. One night back in the late 1970s while he was working as an officer in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, he pulled over a suspected drunk driver. He walked up to the vehicle and came face-to-face with a ghost from his past—a residential school priest. What happened on the road that night set in motion an investigation that would send Walker deep into her own past, trying to uncover the secrets of her family and the legacy of trauma passed down through the generations.

In Stolen: Surviving St. Michael’s (Season 2), Walker unearths how her family’s story fits into one of Canada’s darkest chapters: the residential school system.

Connie Walker, an award-winning Cree journalist from Okanese First Nation in Saskatchewan, is the former host of the CBC News podcast, Missing & Murdered. In Stolen (Season One), Walker travels to Montana to tell the story of Jermain Charlo who was last seen on the evening of June 16, 2018, in Missoula.

Wudan Yan, the Q&A moderator for the evening, is an independent journalist based in Seattle. She writes about science and society for The AtlanticHigh Country NewsMIT Technology ReviewNew York Magazine, the New York Times, and others.

About Seattle Arts & Lectures

Seattle Arts & Lectures (SAL) cultivates transformative experiences through story and language with readers and writers of all generations. Learn more about SAL programs here.

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