Toronto: Middle School Nov 3, 2014

The Toronto District School Board, in collaboration with Jer’s Vision, is organizing a conference (entitled “EnVision”) for youth and educators surrounding the issues of homophobia, transphobia, transmisogyny, bullying, intersectional violence, and discrimination in schools.

Schedule:
8:00 Registration
9:00 Opening Welcome
9:30 Keynote Talks
10:15 Break
10:30 Workshop A
11:45 Lunch
12:45 Workshop B
2:00 Talk Back Session
2:30 End

Student Workshops:

  • Be Our Ally with a panel of LGBTQ youth from the Provincial Advocate’s Office
  • Breakin’ It Down: Deconstructing the Media with Izzy Mackenzie Lay and Nish Israni, reachOUT, Griffin Centre
  • The Power of Peer Education with Nadine Thornhill
  • Writing from the Heart with Alex Cafarelli
  • Is Pride Still Relevant? with Sean Hillier
  • Love Bugs with Mezart Daulet (Asian Community AIDS Service)
  • I Am An Ally with Derek Forgie, Rachel Gauthier, Krista Pettipas and/or Katherine Jovey (HSSE)
  • Self-Defense for LGBTQ Youth with Alex Cafarelli
  • Gender Mashup! with David Yeh and Kathleen O’Connell of Central Toronto Youth Services
  • All Gender Washrooms: Making It Happens! with David Stocker and QSA Youth of City View Alternative Senior School

Teacher Workshops:

  • All Gender Washrooms: Making It Happens! with David Stocker and QSA Youth of City View Alternative Senior School
  • It’s Elementary, Isn’t It? The Challenges of LGBTQ Curriculum in a Melting Post School System with Dave Fraser

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.