EVENT: RELIGION, SEXUALITY, AND SCHOOLING: A PUBLIC FORUM, Feb 10, OISE

RELIGION, SEXUALITY, AND SCHOOLING: A PUBLIC FORUM
Thursday February 10, 2011, 5 - 7pm; OISE, 252 Bloor Street W, UT Library
Refreshments Provided, Wheelchair Accessible

This forum aims to address the ongoing tensions surrounding religion and LGBTQ sexualities in schools and society. The need for such a forum has been magnified by the tragic suicides and increased bullying of queer youth as well as the debates over establishing gay student organizations and offering sex education curriculum in schools. These events have prompted many to look at the ways in which institutions of education and faith can play a stronger role in creating more supportive and affirming spaces for LGBTQ youth, adults, and families.

Confirmed Panelists
Paul Marai - Trustee; Halton Catholic District School Board
Jen Gilbert - Associate Professor, Faculty of Education; York University
Tyler Pennock - Aboriginal Recruitment Officer; University of Toronto
Suhail Abualsameed - Coordinator, Salaam, Queer Muslim Community
Scott McGrath - Chair, Annex Shul

- thanks for info from HAT member Doug!