Date: Saturday, June 2, 2012, 12h45-14h30
Location: Conseil des Elus, Salle du conseil, 14th Floor, 1550 rue Metcalfe, Montréal
MONTREAL, June 1, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The media is invited to see how a more tolerant and open Québec of the future is being built.
We have all heard stories about problems of integration in our schools. Here is a chance to see how our schools can become more open and tolerant places, safe places where real learning can take place.
The Tolerance Foundation has brought together 50 student leaders from many different backgrounds from across the province. They will celebrate their work on diversity and openness accomplished during the school year.
The students are from four different high schools across Québec-from École Otapi in the Attikamek First Nations community at Manawan, the nearby francophone HS in Joliette, the multiethnic Jean 23 HS in Dorval, and the mostly anglo Rosemere HS. Together with animators from the Tolerance Foundation, they have been writing and performing, organizing film screenings, discussions, panels, information fairs on prejudice and racism, performances, writing poems…
On June 2 their work toward better understanding between diverse peoples in today's Québec will be on display for all to see. The Tolerance Foundation welcomes the media to take a closer look at how negative attitudes and stereotypes can be overcome on the ground in our schools.
The Tolerance Foundation is a charitable organization that does interactive workshops on discrimination and bullying in Québec schools. The Foundation sends in teams of young and dynamic animators to train students to recognize and counter prejudice in all its forms.
For further information:
Anne Lagacé Dowson
Director of the Tolerance Foundation
514 244 7941 cell
Chargée de projet
514 567 9973 cell
(514) 842-4848 Office