“Our Home And Native Land” Social Justice Symposium

by NationTalk on December 12, 20071079 Views

December 12, 2007 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Brebeuf College School will host a student leadership symposium on aboriginal challenges on December 14th at St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto.The Honourable James Bartleman, former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario will be the keynote speaker. Approximately 250 Toronto Catholic secondary students will attend this event which is the school’s 4th annual Social Justice Symposium. This year’s theme is “Our Home and Native Land” and will provide students with an opportunity to hear from a variety of viewpoints on aboriginal issues in light of Catholic teachings.

In the morning, participants will also listen to variety of native and non-native speakers who work for social justice and will also have an opportunity to ask questions during a discussion panel. During the afternoon, students will attend workshops run by groups committed to social justice such as the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace and the Christian Peacemaker Teams. Students from St. Brendan Catholic School will teach native drumming, dancing and singing.

For more information, contact Michael Da Costa at Brebeuf College School at 416-393-5508.

What: “Our Home and Native Land” Social Justice Symposium
Hosted by Brebeuf College School

Where: St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto

When: December 14, 2007

8:45 a.m. – Mass: St. Basil’s Church
10:45 a.m. – Welcome and Keynote Speakers: Alumni Hall 100
11:00 – Panel Discussion and Questions
12:00 – Lunch: Canada Room
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. – Social Justice Workshops: Alumni Hall (various rooms)

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The Toronto Catholic District School Board educates close to 90,000 students from diverse cultures and language backgrounds in its 201 Catholic elementary and secondary schools and serves 475,032 Catholic school supporters across the City of Toronto.

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