Toronto: West Secondary Schools Oct 28, 2014

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

8:00 Registration
9:00 Opening Welcome
9:20 Keynote Talks
9:50 Workshop A
11:50 Lunch
12:50 Workshop B
2:50 Talk Back Session
4:00 End

Student Workshops:

  • Advocacy by Andrea Luey (Justice for Children & Youth)
  • Disability Arts: Collaborative Art Making Change with Izzie Mackenzie Lay & youth from reachOUT, Griffin Centre
  • Faith & LGBTQ Identities Panel with Pastor David Peart, Chiedza Pasipanodya, Justine Apple, and Jordan Glass
  • LGBTQ+ Newcomers and Refugees with Philip Ackerman and Youth from FCJ Refugee Centre
  • Making Music Videos with Jeremy Johnson
  • Love Bugs with Mezart Daulet (Asian Community AIDS Service)
  • Weaving the Sexual Web with Dr. Jess
  • Conflict Resolution & Transformative Justice with Jay Khan
  • The Process of Allyship with Ainsley Brittain (Springtide Resources, Inc)
  • Two-Spirit, Let’s Hear It! with Krysta Williams (Native Youth Sexual Health Network)

Teacher Workshops:

  • Teaching Sexual Health: Diverse Approaches with Dr. Jess
  • I Am An Ally with Derek Forgie, Rachel Gauthier, Krista Pettipas and/or Katherine Jovey (HSSE)