201901 008 TGA Forum Consent Poster R2 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 13th Annual High School Social Justice Forum titled "Consent" on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at the University of Windsor - Alumni Auditorium and Dillon Hall.

Our keynote presenter is Teajai Travis, a locally-renown community activist and artist who will perform a spoken word and drumming piece that explores growing up in Windsor with ancestors who were enslaved.

In the name of freedom of choice, giving consent and even empowerment, some governments claim that membership in elected student associations on campuses and Labour unions in the workplace should be voluntary and not required. Participants will engage with one another in sorting out what role these non-governmental organizations play, the democratic principles involved and whether or not what government claims makes sense to them.

Through a full day of workshops and group discussions, students will learn about social justice issues relating to the theme of Consent: the right to conscience on topics such as feminism, FNMI issues, LGBTTQ, cultural appropriation, human trafficking, substance abuse, mental health, politics, environmental racism and much more. 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, environment.