tga-flyer-8x11bw 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 9th Annual High School Social Justice Forum- Equality ≠ Equity on Thursday October 16, 2014 at the University of Windsor- Ambassador Auditorium and Dillon Hall.

Through a full day of workshops and group discussions, students will learn about social justice issues relating to the theme of Equality ≠ 

Equity on topics such as ableism, the 1% and the rest of us, 500 missing Aboriginal Women, gender bending, standardized testing, sweatshops, art activism and democracy in Canada.  

David Robbins-Singh (comedian/activist) and Dane Macri (educator/activist)will be sharing their personal stories about inequity & ableism using humour. 

There are 12 workshops in total and students must select four workshops from which two will be assigned. Please encourage students to select a variety of workshops so that the school as a whole can participate in all that the forum has to offer. Participating students are encouraged to return to their schools to implement social justice projects inspired by this forum.

We encourage all students who participate in the Annual High School Social Justice Forum 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/Social Justice 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, environment.