Our Last Workshop is Tomorrow!

We have had some great conversations and learning opportunities in our first two workshops with Freedom School Toronto and we REALLY don’t want you to miss out on our last workshop of the series. Please join us tomorrow evening (Thursday, the 27th), from 6-8pm, as we learn about the history of racism in the school system and parents/caregivers discuss opportunities to support their children to confront anti-Black racism as a school.

This virtual workshop will provide an overview of education during enslavement, segregation in Canada and issues such as: streaming, low teacher expectations, high push-out rates and disengaging Eurocentric curriculum. Participants will learn about Black educational activism including the work of: hidey school teachers, Lennox Farrel, Marlene Green, Anyika Tafari, Monday Gala, Donna Harrow and others.

Click here to register.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Racism

Our first workshop with Freedom School Toronto took place last week and participants have shared that it was tremendously helpful in better understanding the context of racism in Canada.

Tomorrow (Thursday, the 20th, from 6-8PM), we have another workshop coming up — How to Talk to Your Kids About Racism — that will move from theory into practice for sharing tools with children on how to recognise, challenge, and resist anti-Black racism. Facilitators will provide tips and resources for how to present information and analysis to children in a way that is age appropriate, safe, empowering, and engaging.

All are welcome and you do NOT need to have attended the previous workshop to join this one. Please sign up here.

For more information about our upcoming workshops, please click here.

Pencil crayon drawing of vague people figures holding hands. Photo by Gerd Altmann

SAC Meeting Tomorrow

We hope everyone is getting a chance to enjoy the lovely weather these days. If you’re able to tear yourself away from the great outdoors (or perhaps you have a wifi extender?) we hope you will join us tomorrow at 7:00 PM for our May school advisory council meeting.

At the meeting, we will have a special presentation from our Grade 8 students as they share some of the things they’ve been working on this year. You won’t want to miss it!

Take a look at the full agenda here.

Zoom Info

https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/91945409381?pwd=TmRmbjJxU3pXZTBZOERSMmYwYTdSUT09

Meeting ID: 988 0860 0012
Passcode: 031418
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