Interviewing Survivors of Trauma: Journalists and Remembrance

The Canadian Association of Journalists & the Ryerson University Journalism Course Union are pleased to present:

 Remembrance and Journalism:
Interviewing Survivors of Trauma

As Canadians commemorate Remembrance Day and Holocaust Education Week in November, the role of journalists is often overlooked, despite their vital role in bringing to light the stories of the people who lived through these traumatic milestones of history.

From Canadian war veterans to Holocaust survivors, and from victims of Canada’s residential school system to the victims of sexual assaults, journalists document their suffering and survival.

Join a distinguished panel for a workshop on interviewing survivors: learn some best practices and the ethical considerations of journalism of remembrance.


Ted Barris author of “Victory at Vimy”, “Deadlock in Korea”,  “Breaking the Silence”.  Centennial College Journalism professor.

Carol Ann Davidson, broadcast journalist, interviewer with the Azrieli Foundation.

Kateri Akiwenzi-Damm, Anishnaabe writer. Contributor to “Speaking My Truth”.

Andrea Litvack, Director, Master of Social Work program, University of Toronto, professor of interviewing at the Munk School of Global Affairs.

Moderator:  Esther Enkin, CBC News, vice president of the Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma.


Tuesday November 20, 2012
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Oakham House
Second Floor Oakham Lounge
Ryerson University
63 Gould Street
Toronto, Ontario


Students: free
CAJ members: $5.
General admission: $10 for pre-ordered tickets, $15 at the door.
Register here, even if you are a student and eligible for free admission, to reserve your seat.

Refreshments will be served from 8 to 9 p.m.

For further information please contact:

Ellin Bessner
National Director, Canadian Association of Journalists, Toronto Chapter.
416 289-5000 ext. 8826

Avital Borisovsky
Ryerson Journalism Course Union president