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Guest speaker Diana Juricevic on the topic of Canada & Global Citizenship

A partnership between the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation and Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board will bring Diana Juricevic to our community on Tuesday, May 1, 2012.

EVENT DETAILS
DATE: Tuesday, May 1, 2012
TIME: 12:00 to 1:45 p.m.
LOCATION: Centennial Secondary School

We are particularly excited that collaboration between Curriculum Services and the OSSTF District 29 Educational Services Committee has led to a great opportunity for our young people to experience Ms. Juricevic’s message in a dedicated workshop just for HPEDSB students.

An anticipated 120 students and eight teachers representing each secondary school will participate in a discussion and case study exploration with Ms. Juricevic on key issues related to human rights, citizenship, and global connectedness. Student participants will be taking (or have taken) senior Social Science and/or Canadian and World Studies courses, will belong to global awareness clubs or organizations, or will be active in student government. Learning opportunities will involve study of research and current events material, group discussion, lecture, and question-and-answer. The day should provoke lots of thought and rich conversation!

BACKGROUND ON GUEST SPEAKER DIANA JURICEVIC
Ms. Juricevic has been named by Maclean’s magazine as one of “Canada’s Most Powerful Women.” She is a practicing lawyer for the International Criminal Tribunal in the Hague, Netherlands. She has been deeply involved in Red Cross aid efforts in Kosovar, and has served as president of the University of Toronto chapter of Amnesty International. Her work and her social projects exemplify a commitment to responsible, ethical political awareness. She also happens to be a Centennial Secondary School grad! She will speak on the topic of “Canada and Global Citizenship.” She is being featured as this year’s Kevin Manion Memorial Lecture Series guest speaker.

At 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, Ms. Juricevic will host an evening session at Pinnaclej Playhouse. It is open to the public and will be on the same topic addressed with students, “Canada and Global Citizenship.”

 For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

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