2017 09 TGA SJ Forum Poster Letter R1 Teachers for Global Awareness (with members from Greater Essex County District School Board, Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board, Faculty of Education -University of Windsor, Ontario Secondary Schools Teachers Federation & Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre) is proud to present the 12th Annual High School Social Justice Forum titled- Identity: Canada 150? on Thursday October 12 2017 at the University of Windsor - Ambassador Auditorium and Dillon Hall.

Our keynote presenter is Shandra Spears Bombay, a renowned singer, songwriter, and playwright, who will perform a portion of her one-woman show that explores her story of cultural recovery from genocide augmented with song and poetry.

Through a full day of workshops and group discussions, students will learn about social justice issues relating to the theme of Identity: Canada 150? on topics such as150 years of Occupation, Urban Indian, Science of Race & Identity, feminism, incarceration, social media, and mental health. Students must select four workshops in order of preference from which two will be assigned.

As participants in the Annual High School Social Justice Forum, we encourage all students to complete a social justice project at their school. In preparation for the event’s final activity, students should come to the forum with several ideas for social justice projects. These could include starting a Students for Global Awareness group, organizing a Diversity Assembly, hosting a fundraising dance, running an awareness/fundraising/outreach campaign (i.e. White Ribbon campaign, World AIDS Day Awareness, Day of Silence), environmental art installations, or any project that touches on topics such as human rights, poverty, health, and/or environment.

Registration is closed.