Student Leadership Conference
Two hundred and fifty Black male students and allies in grades 7 to 12 will attend the Peel District School Board's inaugural We Rise Together leadership conference on May 5, 2017, at Sheridan College Davis Campus. Community leader Justice Donald McLeod will deliver the keynote address before students participate in workshop sessions and panel discussions led by Black men from various professions.
Opening remarks start at 9 a.m., followed by the keynote. Sessions run from 10:25 to 11:25 a.m. and 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Panel discussions run from 12:40 to 1:10 p.m.
The Peel board held two community forums in December 2016 and January 2017 to gather feedback on its plan and is working on incorporating community input to develop a final plan, which will be shared with students, staff and the community.
Each forum featured a presentation, followed by breakout sessions where attendees had the opportunity to provide feedback on two of the four focus areas of the action plan:
- Integrate the experiences of black Canadians into curriculum
- Deliver anti-racism and bias awareness professional development
- Engage with the community
- Inspire black student leadership and engagement