Jeremy Dias was in grade nine when he moved to Sault Ste Marie from Alberta and ran head-first into racism and homophobia.
Dias is of Pakistini descent. And he is gay. He was bullied through his high school years, not just by fellow students, but some teachers as well.
Dias took his case against the school and the school board to the Ontario human rights commission and won. He used the settlement money to start Jer’s Vision, a charity to support youth and stop bullying and discrimination.
Dias is not only resilient – he’s also pretty funny…Here’s some of what he had to say yesterday to students at Porter Creek Secondary…
Check out what students said about my presentations in the Yukon on CBC! Click here 🙂