On Saturday, November 11th at Tartu College, the Baltic Canadian Imprints partnership hosted a symposium titled Sharing Our Stories: Born in Canada. Members from all four Baltic communities, Baltic German, Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian, discussed the challenges and advantages of being first generation Canadian Balts. Three panels of first generation representatives from each of the communities shared their experiences with the audience. Special guest Dr. Jaak Rakfeldt (PhD, LCSW), Professor of Social Work at Southern Connecticut State University moderated the discussion and provided insight on the various topics the panelists touched on.
This symposium was a continuation of the group’s work together and was open to all interested. The hall was full!