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HDSB hosts Director’s Panel Series on Identity, Inclusion & Human Rights

HDSB families, staff and community members are invited to the Director’s Panel Series on Identity, Inclusion & Human Rights to raise awareness on historical and contemporary issues of identity, inclusion and human rights. The next session in the panel series will be:

Monday, Feb. 28 at 6 – 7:30 p.m. 

This will be a virtual event, with the livestream linked on the HDSB website www.hdsb.ca.

Registration is not required. 

Panel speakers include:

  • Eugenia Addy, CEO of Visions of Science

  • Persis Adu-Twum, HDSB Grade 12 Student

  • Floyd Kane, Lawyer, Screenwriter and Producer

  • Rachel Luke, Award-winning Teacher

  • Dr. Kareem Morant, Cardiologist and Assistant Professor

  • Chiedza Museredza, Lawyer

  • Garrison Thomas, Inspirational Speaker and Youth Mentor

Those interested in attending the event can submit a question to the panel before or during the panel discussion through this Google Form.

“Each session in the series will explore how issues of identity and inclusion intersect with education,” says Curtis Ennis, Director of Education for the Halton District School Board.

“This provides an opportunity to create awareness of multiple perspectives of insight and analysis on how individual identities can be reflected and engaged in the broader HDSB community. This panel series aligns with the Board’s commitment to raise awareness of diverse community perspectives and the need to broaden resources to support inclusion and student achievement, as reflected in the HDSB’s Multi-Year Plan 2020-2024  and the Human Rights Equity Action & Accountability Plan – The Way Forward.”

Future sessions in the series include:

  • Two Spirit and Transgender Awareness (Tuesday, March 29 at 6 – 7:30 p.m.)

  • Indigenous Perspectives on Decolonizing Education and Land (Tuesday, April 26 at 6 – 7:30 p.m.)

  • Perspectives on Islam and Islamophobia (Tuesday, May 31 at 6 – 7:30 p.m.).

The first panel session was Antisemitism: The Longest Hatred, which took place on Feb. 7.  A full recording of this panel discussion is available to view on the Director’s Panel Series on Identity, Inclusion and Human Rights webpage.