/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Engaging high school students to change the
world with 'one small action' is focus of second George Brown College Social
Justice Conference/

Nearly 300 grade 11 and 12 students from Toronto District, Toronto Catholic District and Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Boards to explore civic engagement and social responsibility

TORONTO, April 28 /CNW/ - On Thursday, April 29, the George Brown College Centre for Community Services & Early Childhood, in conjunction with the Toronto District School Board, the Toronto Catholic District School Board and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, will be hosting its second Social Justice Conference. This one day conference is designed to help grade 11 and 12 students gain an understanding of the concept of social justice and encourage those attending to take one small action to make a difference in their communities.

The students will take part in a variety of panel discussions and interactive workshops throughout the day, covering topics such as celebrity social activism; making a difference in the lives of seniors living in our local communities; and how the lives of those living in high-risk neighbourhoods can be changed through engagement in the media arts. The keynote speaker for the event is Sol Guy, a leading Canadian social entrepreneur with a long-standing history of community service and youth empowerment. Guy is also the producer, co-creator and host of the original MTV Canada series 4Real.

    WHAT:     George Brown College's Social Justice Conference.

    WHO:      Nearly 300 grade 11 students from across Toronto and the GTA,
              exploring the concepts of social justice and civic engagement.
              Leading Canadian agent of social change, Sol Guy, is the
              keynote speaker for the conference and will be available to
              media for interviews.

    WHEN:     Thursday, April 29, 2010

              Opening Remarks, Panel Discussions and Workshops:
              10:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

              Sol Guy Keynote Speech: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
              (interview availability after speech)

    WHERE:    George Brown College, Financial Services Building, 290 Adelaide
              St. East, Room 406

About George Brown College

With nine out of 10 graduates hired within six months of graduation, Toronto's George Brown College has established a reputation for equipping students with the skills, industry experience and credentials to pursue the careers of their choice. From its two main campuses located across the downtown core, George Brown offers nearly 160 programs across a wide variety of professions to a student body of 60,000 (including those enrolled in full-time, part-time and continuing education programs). Students can earn diplomas, post-graduate certificates, industry accreditations, apprenticeships and four-year bachelor degrees. For more information, please visit www.georgebrown.ca.

SOURCE George Brown College

For further information: For further information: Paul Zanettos, George Brown College, (416) 415-5000 ext. 3428, pzanetto@georgebrown.ca

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