Roots of Empathy Baby Celebration - Media Opportunity - June 11th, 2008

    TORONTO, June 10 /CNW/ -

    WHAT          A celebration honouring Roots of Empathy Babies, the
                  world's youngest teachers, from across the Greater Toronto
                  Area. For the past 10 months, these infants have taught
                  4,625 schoolchildren in the Toronto District School Board
                  to be more empathic.

                  Best-selling Canadian author Mary Gordon, Founder/President
                  of Roots of Empathy, "Canada's olive branch to the world",
                  will welcome families.

                  A photo opportunity of all the Roots of Empathy babies.

    WHERE         St. Lawrence Hall - Great Hall
                  157 King St. East (at Jarvis St.)

    WHEN          Wednesday, June 11, 2008
                  1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

                  Group Baby Photo opportunity at 1:50 p.m.

    SPEAKERS      -  56 babies: the "Teachers" of the Roots of Empathy
                     program, and their dedicated parents who volunteer their

                  -  Mary Gordon, Founder/President of Roots of Empathy
                  -  Donna Quan, System Superintendent, Safe Schools, Toronto
                     District School Board
                  -  Mimi Theodorou, Assistant Vice President, Merrill Lynch

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