Events / African Heritage Month Conference

African Heritage Month Conference

February 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

ETT Office

Registration for this event is now closed.

The ARESJ Committee invites 50 ETT members to join us in celebrating African Heritage on Saturday, February 23, 2019.

The conference will take place at the ETT office, 300-4211 Yonge St.

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. There is no cost to attend.

Registration will proceed on a first-come, first served basis. This conference is for ETT members only. 

Workshop Spotlight:

Karen Feder
Managing Director, Foresight
Pronouns: she, her, elle

Karen comes to her work through lived experience as an African woman building capacity with communities that are underserved and underrepresented. That work has included training teachers at York University, University of Toronto and Trent University on diversity, equity and inclusion using media as a way to engage and support students.

Her teachable moments include how to advocate and use policies in place to ensure we are represented, included and supported “at the table”.

Karen ensures her life is balanced by going outside on nature walks/hikes, swimming and kite flying – all the things that are good for her soul.

Karen’s Workshop:

Building on the Anti-Black Racism work we’re doing
We will begin by unpacking the causes and impacts of Anti-Black Racism, which has affected students, families and educators. We will identify priorities and community engagement strategies to advance equitable outcomes within school settings for people of African descent. And plan HOW can create change together.

For more information download the flyer [PDF].

Contact:

Kwabena Frimpong
Executive Liaison, Anti-Racism, Equity, and Social Justice Committee
416-393-9930 ext. 223

ETT Office

4211 Yonge Street, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario

Directions by car

4211 Yonge Street is south of the 401 and north of York Mills Road, on the northeast corner of Yonge Street and William Carson Crescent.

Parking

There is pay parking under the building (free after 4:00 p.m.) and on William Carson Crescent. The pay parking garage under the ETT office is strictly enforced before 4:00 p.m. Visitor parking is free on weekends.

Directions by TTC

The closest TTC subway station is York Mills. Walk north from the subway one block on the east side of Yonge Street.

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