May 7 2011 – Sanctuary Schools Forum

Saturday May 7th (10am – 1pm)
OISE, Room 2-211
252 Bloor St. West
Organized by Educators for Peace & Justice and No One Is Illegal

Our schools, and especially our students and their parents, are increasingly under attack.
Teachers have a unique and special responsibility to ensure that our schools can be places of sanctuary where we can all create the socially just and equitable communities we expect and deserve.
In order for teachers to be effective agents for social change and justice, we must work in direct coalition with our students, their parents, and all other groups who are working to address the issues which affect the daily lives of our communities.
Often teachers find ourselves working in isolation from our colleagues, from the communities we work in, and from the lives of our students and their families.
The Sanctuary Schools Forum will be an opportunity to break this isolation, and connect teachers to each other as well as to the social movements being led by our students and their communities.
Forum Topics:
• Gender Based Violence & Supporting LGBTQ2 Youth and their Families
• Don’t Ask Don’t Tell: Keeping Students Safe from Deportation
• Protecting Students from Police in Schools
• Movement Building: Mobilizing Teachers to Resist Neo-Liberalism
Confirmed Speakers and Working Group Leaders:

Tim McCaskell, Educator, Activist, and Author of “Race to Equality”

Nigel Barriffe, Elementary Teacher of Toronto

Sabrina Gopaul, Jane & Finch Action Against Poverty

Javier Davila, Teacher, Gender Based Violence Prevention Office, TDSB

Kyro DaSilva, TDSB Student Activist

Sheila Hewlett, No One Is Illegal

Child Care Provided Upon Request
Please register at:
Get more information at: (ready by mid-April) and
Sponsors / Endorsers:

• OSSTF District 12 Human Rights Committee

• TDSB Gender Based Violence Prevention Office
• Student Teachers Union, OISE

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