TORONTO, Oct. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Media are invited to Hairstory, a conversation with Black youth about their experiences within Ontario's systems of care. Anchored in the question of, "if my hair could talk what would it say?" Hairstory will take place in what some would say is the hub of many communities, the local barbershop/hair salon. By meeting young people in a space where they are comfortable, the Office of the Provincial Advocate hopes to be part of beginning a bigger conversation between Black youth in care, community leaders within the Black community and service providers about issues of importance in the lives of young people.
In the process of getting their hair care needs met, the young people will have an opportunity to share experiences concerning the realities of their daily lives in care. The discussion will explore the barriers and challenges they face as they seek to have their needs met. Notable representatives from the Black community will drop by during the day-long event to engage in conversation with the young people about broader community issues and specific concerns about being a Black youth in care.
Please join us as in this timely and important discussion.
Details for Hairstory event:
|Date:||Sunday, October 21, 2012|
|98 Scollard Street, Toronto, ON M5R 1G2|
Seating for the event is limited. Please RSVP to this invitation.
SOURCE: Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth
For further information:
For more information, please check out our webpage http://provincialadvocate.on.ca/storyofmyhair/index.htm
For more information around Hairstory, please contact Ann-Marie Scott at 416-325-1527 or [email protected]
For media enquiries and RSVPs, please contact Lilian Kim at 416-325-1528 or [email protected]